Satan is the “father of lies.” He indulges in the destruction of one’s life through lies. He will use anybody to carry out his lies, especially loved ones. Satan knows that loved ones have a special place in our hearts. He knows that if he can get to our loved ones, he can get to us. Anything that can destroy peace in our hearts and lives, Satan will do it. It seems when all is going well in our lives, here comes lies. No one wants to look bad especially if they aren’t doing anything bad but actions from others are uncontrollable. The people that Satan uses to carry out his lies are not even aware that they are being set up because what goes around will indeed, come back around. When Satan sees that your love for God is genuine and all that you do reverences God, lies will begin to surface. They will come from loved ones, so-called friends and definitely, enemies. I, myself, have been accused of sleeping with a pastor. I have been accused of bashing others while I claim to love God. I have been accused of being sneaky. I have been accused of being a complete fake. Anything to make me look and feel bad has surfaced and is still surfacing. But I don’t let it steal my joy. This is just confirmation that I doing well because if I wasn’t, Satan wouldn’t be coming against me with lies. When Satan comes against you with lies, remind him of TRUTH. God is TRUTH. God knows they are lies. You know they are lies. God supersedes all! So as along as God knows, it’s all good. Watch out for the people who believe lies about you because it says a lot about who they are and how they actually feel towards you. Sometimes, God will allow lies to surface so you can see who is for you and who really is against you. It is sad that the world we live in wants to use lies to scandalize others. It is sad that we have loved ones who fall for these lies and attempt to use them against us. As a hard as it can be, we must forgive and pray for them. I have learned so much about these two words within the last past two years – FORGIVE AND PRAY. Don’t allow lies to put you in a slump. That slump will cause you to fall into distress. That distress will make you lazy and bitter. Once you are lazy and bitter, you lose motivation and will no longer embrace inspiration. Once motivation and inspiration is lost, you, as a whole, become lost and no longer desire to fulfill the purpose that God has for your life. Don’t allow the lies of the enemy to rob you of your joy and peace. Don’t allow the lies of the enemy to pull you out of the purpose God has for you. It does hurt when others lie on you….this, I do know. But don’t let it affect you. Keep your eyes on God and He will protect you from all of the lies that are meant to do you harm. He will help you to endure. Keep living for the Lord and stay reminded of Matthew 5:11 (MSG) “Not only that – count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable.” Be Blessed. – S.L.M.