Have you been duped like I was?

Written by Tina

April 1, 2016

We have these truths in the Bible:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Psalms 46:1

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint from Isaiah 40:31.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

That according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being.  Ephesians 3:16

Colosians 1:11 Being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.

Life can be hard and Jesus calls us to hard things, like dying to ourselves and forgiving.  Letting go of our own sinful desires and weaknesses and then living in victory?

Lately I have been so much more aware of how I have let Satan dupe me through the years and believed THE LIE.

Dan and I have believed for a long time now that if Satan can make Christians ineffective then his job is done.  He can sit down, have a cup of hot coffee and read a book.  He doesn’t need to do anything else.  We Christians will take care of that for him!

I know that I have not realized the power that is available to me (through no power of my own) but through His grace and a decision I made years ago.  I am a Child of the King.  That’s it.  Period!  We go through life with so much fear.  We are afraid to speak the truth, fear for ourselves, our children, our country, fear of dying, fear of “being different”, fear of rejection – so many fears!  I have lived life in fear for far too long!  I was not as effective as I could have been had I realized the power that is within me and realized the lies I was believing as Satan was whispering them into my ear.

We have infinite resources in Christ, including His mighty, incomparable power!  The longer I live on this Earth, the more I realize that I was personally  under the illusion that I needed to be totally and fully in control of all situations.  Guess what  We have NO power in and of ourselves.  This is an illusion!  The only power I can claim is the power I have through Christ.  I am not in control of anything!  I listen for His wisdom, look for confirmation, and move forward.  He has this, I don’t have to!

Isn’t that awesome!  I am a free woman, a happy woman and in love with the Jesus who saved me and freed me.

My point for today is this:  Do you truly realize the true power that is available to you as a Christ follower and are you tapping into it or are you still believing the lies of our enemy?


  1. Rifkatu Peter

    Jesus the way the truth and the light know one cometh to the father except through Him

    • Tina

      So true, Becky!


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