The call from my friend reminds me of how often Satan whispers into our ears and how quickly we believe.
We believe him for many reasons and in many circumstances.
We believe that God won't take care of us...
We believe that no one likes us....
We believe that we can't accomplish that....
We believe that there will never be enough....
We believe.......very often, everything he whispers.
For many years, I lived inside of a prison that I locked myself, the prison of insecurity. I kept myself away from many people, places, and blessings because I didn't feel like I should have good things.
Scripture tells us not to do this. There are many verses that teach us of our value and worth to God. There are many verses that teach us to trust, hope and wait.
My favorite is:
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB)
I have got to destroy thoughts that go against what God teaches. If He teaches trust, I must destroy worry. If he teaches value, I must destroy insecurity. If He teaches patience, I must destroy haste. If He teaches courage, I must destroy fear.
And I must work to capture any and every thought that is not in alignment with His will.
I hope and pray that if the deceiver is talking in your ear, that you battle against that and destroy the enemy.
In any case, pray for each other. We all battle something.