Who DO I Believe?
Why is it easier to believe Satan than God? Have you ever wondered that? Is it that the Devil is more trustworthy or kinder? Perhaps he is just more convincing?
I’m not sure what it is, but at least for me, it seems so much easier to agree with my enemy’s assessment of my abilities and my efforts than God’s. Oh, I don’t tell him that I believe him, in fact I do just the opposite, and I refuse to make an agreement with his lies. I purposefully set out to claim that I do have the victory in Christ; that He who began a good work in me will carry it out to completion; that I do not despise the days of small beginnings. The problem is: I don’t believe that.
Something deep inside of me has made an agreement with my enemy. On some level, I honestly doubt God’s concern for me and agree with the accuser’s assessment of my miserable self. Sometimes I excuse it as humility, explaining that I just don’t see that particular trait or gifting in me, but what I am really believing, deep in my soul, is that God would never use me like that. What I am really saying is that either God has no real use for me, or he is unable or unwilling to use me … and that stinks of unbelief.
So my question is still out there, why is it easier to believe Satan than God?
I will anticipate hearing your thoughts. Until then ...
To the King,