Words don’t break your bones…. but they sure can hurt you
You can’t __________ because ________: Have you ever heard negative, hurtful words like that before? Of course you have.
Negative words abound: You can’t / won’t get right with God, get that job, change, amount to anything, etc. because … you always have, never have, are not good enough, are a bad person, not smart enough etc.
Words like these do so much damage in a life; especially that of a young person. But you need to remember that these words are lies.
In Genises 3:5 satan told Eve that when you eat of the tree “your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Part of what satan was telling Eve was “You aren’t good enough”, “God hasn’t given you enough”, “you’re incomplete”, “you need to be enlightened”. But “if you do what I tell you, you will live”, etc. etc., etc.
Don’t believe the lies!
Dear one don’t believe these lies. You were wonderfully made in the image of All Mighty God. You were given all you need to fulfill His plans and purposes. You need to commit yourself to it; but you were given what you need.
satan is a real and literal being. He is a liar and has been from his beginning. In Is. 14:14 he said “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds. I will be like the Most High”; but that was a lie.
When satan told Eve “you shall not surely die” he lied.
When satan told you that you are bad, ugly or you can’t, he lied.
satan is a liar and has been from the beginning. While speaking to some of satan’s followers Jesus said:
“You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44
satan has not changed. His tactics are the same today as they were in days of old. He is a liar, thief and murderer.
You were wonderfully made.