Selfish Ambitions

HE WAS A MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING, NOT HOLDING TO THE TRUTH, FOR THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM
(John 8:44).

He was a murderer from the beginning, looking for opportunities to instill untruths in you—lies that would take you captive from the inside out.  One of the lies the enemy instilled in me was the belief “I am not needed.”  Some people feel invisible.  Others feel overlooked.  It does not matter what form this lie of unworthiness takes, the common denominator is “I am unnecessary…disposable…unwanted.”

 WHEN HE LIES, HE SPEAKS HIS NATIVE LANGUAGE, FOR HE IS A LIAR AND THE FATHER OF LIES
(John 8:44).

His name is the father-of-lies.  When he lies, he speaks his native language.  This is the only language he knows…and he has been lying to YOU, since childhood.

Realize that the lie “I am unnecessary…disposable…unwanted,” creates pain.  And the pain causes you to want to DO something, so you would BECOME someone who IS necessary…needed…wanted.

FOR WHERE YOU HAVE ENVY AND SELFISH AMBITION, THERE YOU FIND DISORDER AND EVERY EVIL PRACTICE
(James 3:16).

This is exactly what the father-of-lies has planned, all along.  He planted the lie that you are not needed in your heart, so you would develop an ardent desire for fame, rank, and power.  The father-of-lies’ plan works really well, since you would become so busy harboring bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, that you would have no time to become quiet before God and find out who you really are.

Do you feel unnecessary…unneeded…unwanted? What have you done to compromise for these painful beliefs from the father-of-lies?

I bless you to bring your lie of feeling unwanted and unneeded to the Lord Jesus, instead of harboring bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart.  When the Lord Jesus tells you the Truth about you, the father-of-lies will lose his hold on you, and you will become God-oriented instead of goal-oriented.

PRAYER: Lord God, I want to know who I really am. Therefore, I lay my perturbing perceptions of being unnecessary, unneeded, and unwanted at Your feet. Show me the Truth about myself, Lord, so I may find rest for my soul, instead of burning with envy and selfish ambition, from the inside-out.

Maintain an Awareness

How much of our misbehavior sprouts from trying to PROVE that we are acceptable, worthy, loved, and wanted, because the OLD MAN character, conveniently formed in us by the father-of-lies, christened us unacceptable, unworthy, unloved, and unwanted?

The Two Counsels

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