Turn Up the Truth to Tune Out the Lies
“We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
Do you live with an inner critic? The one who endlessly whispers, “You’re a fraud!”
Like a radio station that plays in your head, down low, you hear them, all day long. They’re louder in the middle of the night.
“I’m not important. I’m not qualified. I’m actually no good.” This 24/7 stream in your subconscious is not coming from a reputable source. These lies come straight from your enemy, Satan. Speaking of Satan, Jesus said, “…there is no truth in him…he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). But Satan’s lies can’t alter your worth or what God says about you. Like a piece of art up at auction, your value was set by the amount someone was willing to pay for you. In your case, God paid for you with the one thing of greatest value to Himself—the life of His only Son, so that you don’t have to live and die outside of relationship with Him.
“Satan can do absolutely nothing to alter our position in Christ and our worth to God,” one writer explains. “But he can render us virtually inoperative if he can deceive us into listening to and believing his insidious lies accusing us of being of little value to God or other people.”
You can turn that background noise in your head off by constantly taking in what God says about you. There are many scriptures that speak of our worth to God but here’s one to meditate on today. The Bible says that “We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10).
 Anderson, Neil, T., The Bondage Breaker (Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1990), 141.