The Ultimate Con-Man

If you haven’t seen the movie Courageous yet, please please please run to your nearest theater and see this movie immediately. If you have a father, are a father, are married to a father or someday hope to be, you MUST see this movie. It made me laugh hysterically, cry hysterically, and feel ever-so grateful for the men in my life who are fathers.

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The devil is a liar.

Sometimes I know that God speaks to me through repetition. I hear the same message over and over in a short period of time from various sources, and I know He’s trying to get my attention. And over the past two weeks, God has been reminding me very clearly that

the devil is a liar.

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44

The devil wants us to fail. 

He wants us to believe that we are

ugly
unworthy
fat
stupid
unlovable
hated
incapable
undesirable
inept

and that life in general is impossible.

Discouragement is from him.
Hatred is from him.
Jealousy is from him.
Covetousness is from him.
Anything and everything that makes us feel less than a perfect creation of God, created to worship and adore our Savior, is from him.

Everything that separates us from the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, is from him. 

He justifies our sin and makes us believe that what we are doing is okay, allowable even.

His lies weaken us. His lies stop us from following God’s path, and remove us from His will. 

When we buy into the devil’s lies, we are giving him the power. We are turning our back on the one who created us, and glorifying man, not God. 

But the name of Jesus spoken in one breath, drives the devil away, cowering in fear.

Share with me: What lies is the devil telling you today? How quickly can you drive them away?
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10 responses to “The Ultimate Con-Man

  1. Beautiful post, Jenny! I get hit with the lie that I'm incapable way too much. Especially in this writing biz, it's easy to get overwhelmed and wonder if I have what it takes, y'know?Hope you have a great week!

  2. Man, I needed to read this this morning. Thanks, Jenny-girl.

  3. What a beautiful post, Jenny! I needed that today as well. I've heard a lot about that movie now, so I'm going to have to check it out!Have a great week,Melanie Joy

  4. Incapable, unworthy, inadequate…he hits us where it hurts. Great post, Jenny!

  5. Hi Jenny! I'm still not getting your new posts on my dashboard. What's up with that!!!! :)I've heard great things about that movie and can't wait to go see it. Lies indeed! They seem so obvious some times and other times they're so easy to fall for. A big one for me is worthiness or unworthiness as it most often feels.

  6. what lie…hmm. i regularly get hit up with the lie that i'm not the best mom i can be. and with my psychology background, the devil plays on my knowledge of how my daughter could end up (like some of my clients) and this scares me to death. but i'm gonna rebuke him, girl!

  7. You gals are amazing. The whole lot of you. I'm grateful that we can be reminded of our worth and rebuke that unworthiness we often feel. I'm really bad about falling for the "I'm not good enough" lie, especially since I've begun walking the path of a writer. It's amazing how Satan sneaks in his little attacks! I'm going to be more vigilant about not falling for them.

  8. Failure. That's a big one for me. I'm not going to ever get published (hahaha shows how much he knows!!) and now it's nobody will like or book. It'll flop and you'll never get another contract. Well, that's not true either. :0) I think the lies only become loud when we choose to listen to them. And that trailer totally made me cry. Can't wait to see the movie.

  9. I'm not sure how I came to find your blog, but I love it so far. And this repeated truth that you have been reminded of is ever so TRUE!! I think that as a woman, and a mother, and wife and all the other "roles" that we play we are constantly faced with a lot of those lies almost on a daily basis if we aren't careful to safeguard ourselves. And the fact that you can realize the devil is a liar is amazing. Not everyone is able to do that. I've been facing the whole idea of not being the perfect wife and mom. (Of course, I did just have a baby a month ago, so I'm dealing with some post-partum depression a little or baby blues — not sure which right now) but it's so easy to feel like a failure when things aren't perfect and aren't going like you had intended. I love this blog, and will have fun reading through your previous posts.

  10. Wendy, so glad you are enjoying it! I look forward to future comments from you.And give it some time- I don't care who you are, having a 1 month old is HARD. 🙂

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