I have quoted Colossians 2:10 “You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power,” during this series of the Lies of Lack. The reason is not just because it is a great verse to keep filed in your mind, but because it is a defensive and offensive verse.
When you are wrestling with the lies of lack, you are in a fight. The fight is between you and Satan, the father of lies, the accuser of the brethren. When he is feeding you lines laced with fear, anxiety, worthlessness and inadequacy you have got to have something to fight back with or you will eventually give into his accusations.
The lies of lack mess with your belief system. Lack draws your belief system away from being rooted in God and His word to being rooted in lies. When those lacking thoughts enter into your mind you have to take every though captive. I am not talking about just eyeballing that thought, no instead, aggressively jab a spear in that thought and hold it captive-then bring that thought to Christ. Then go a step farther and make that thought obey Christ and His word. 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to treat every thought this way:“We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” This verse was written with a military mindset, so see it as a battle tactic available to you!
Are you tired of falling victim to the lies of lack? Then stand up and fight! You may be wondering where to start fighting back against these lies running though your head. A good starting place is to know who you are in Christ. I believe that the majority of believers are attacked with this lie- “You are not who God says you are.”
To fight against that lie, let’s look at Colossians 1:21-22 (TPT) . This veres will give us a good starting place for finding out where our identity begins. “Even though you were once distant from him, living in the shadows of your evil thoughts and actions, he reconnected you back to himself. He released his supernatural peace to you though the sacrifice of his own body as the sin-payment on your behalf so that you would dwell in his presence. And now there is nothing between you and Father God, for he sees you as holy, flawless and restored…”
In Christ, this is exactly who you are -holy, flawless, restored and complete. Christ gave you this new identity though the cross. So when the enemy tries to tell you that you are inadequate, messed up and worthless, lacking or incomplete, then make those thoughts obey God’s word. When you know who you are in Christ you are able to recognize when the enemy tries to tell you differently.
Here’s what this looks like: daily the enemy will try to feed me a line that I am inadequate as a mother, wife and friend, or that I am a failure. I am tempted to believe those lies because, I’m not perfect -I do mess up. But when I feel myself being tempted to believe those lies I will automatically begin to think on what I know the truth is! I will quote (out loud) any of the scriptures that I have memorized over the years that Holy Spirit will bring to my mind. By doing this, I am making those thoughts obey God’s word. For the days I cannot think of any scripture I will call upon God and begin to proclaim who He is and that He is right there with me.
When you get in the habit of fighting lies with the truth like this, Holy Spirit will strengthen you an your belief system will begin to be rooted in the truth. When you know who you are in Christ you have set your feet firmly upon The Rock that will not crumble underneath you.
To be continued…