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How to Ignore the Lie

October 28, 2013 5 Comments

Our circumstances tell us a lie to blind us from the truth of God’s vision for us.

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 God’s original plan for mankind was for us to live in a perfect relationship with Him. However, sin entered the earth through Adam and Eve and that our relationship has been broken ever since. 

 However, God sent Jesus his son to die for our sins so the door is open for us to renew that relationship with Him. 

 If we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior (Want to learn about a life with Jesus? click here) then once again we can have fellowship with God. Hebrews 10:19-20 even says that we can enter God presence with confidence. But we still live in a fallen world. A fallen world where there is sickness, sorrow and trouble. 

 I know there are some that preach if you just have enough faith, pray the right words, give enough money then you will not have any issues and life will be wonderful. However, a life of faith is not created by us praying just the right formula. (Tweet This)

 When life is hard it is easy to lose sight of what the Word of God says about our life and to lose sight of the vision God has called us too. Our circumstances tell us a lie that blind us from the truth of God’s vision for us. (Tweet This

 We must keep our eyes resolutely focused on the Word of God and the direction he speaks to us. This is easy for me to write this but it is another thing to live it out when we are in the thick of life. 

How to ignore the lie

  •   Prayer – We are designed to be in communion with the Holy God. Prayer is simply speaking with God and be sure and give a lot of time to listen for him to respond. He has promised His spirit will guide us. Don’t focus so much on what you need – Yes God cares about what you need, but don’t let that be your focus. God has something greater for you that is way beyond what you think you need. Don’t pray to small; we serve a big God! (Tweet This)
  •  The Bible – Reading God’s word is where we learn the truth. What does God say about us? How does he want us to live our lives?
  •  Community  – The Bible teaches us we are called to live in community with other Christians. Yes you can pray and worship while alone, but that can’t be the only part of how you relate to Jesus. You need to be part of an active Bible believing church. That church may be a church of a few families meeting in a home or a church of thousands. You need the support and faith of others. Other people need your faith. When I am weak, others are strong and help keep me focused. 

 Life is very difficult and our circumstances can keep us focused on the wrong things. We need to have the faith to see beyond our everyday circumstance and embrace the vision and life God has given us. 

 God’s love is more than enough to bring us through what the world my throw our way. (Tweet This)

 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. – Isaiah 54:10

Your voice is important; I would love to hear from you.

 How do you ignore the lie of your circumstances when life is hard?

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About the Author:

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story. I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 25 years. We currently live in Stockbridge Georgia with two of our children Matt and Victoria. Our oldest Chris has left the nest. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Taffy.
  • Aritha

    I love it, what you write about Prayer. Thanks Jon!

    http://kostbaar.blogspot.nl/

    • http://www.jonstallings.com/ Jon Stallings

      Thanks Aritha for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the post.

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    Praying and reading the Bible will allow us to see the truth from the lies. Great post and thoughts!

    • http://www.jonstallings.com/ Jon Stallings

      Glad you enjoyed it Dan. It is all about keeping our focus in the right areas.

      • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

        Amen about that.