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Article – Whose voice are you listening to?
I was looking over the CWM surveys again
and could not believe all the countries we have represented.
Here is a short list and I know I’m leaving
some out: United States, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia,
South Africa, Japan, and Kenya. Obviously, this issue
does not just affect Moms in the States. So, be encouraged
that you have sisters all over the world who are just
like you. May Christ love be overabundant to you wherever
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Article – Whose voice are you
In John 8:44, Jesus says of Satan, “When
he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is
a liar and the father of lies.” I want us to
examine today some of the voices we often hear in
our heads (no we are not crazy) to see if we are listening
to the father of lies instead of God. We as women
often are good at putting ourselves down or not seeing
ourselves as God sees us. So, let’s get started.
1. I have done so much wrong in my life
that God cannot use me.
Romans 8:1 says, “Therefore, there
is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ
Satan loves to condemn us and make us think we are
of no use
to anyone, but the Bible clearly states we are not
In fact, in 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “God made
him who had no
sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become
the righteousness of God.” As Christians we
have Christ righteousness placed on us. Oh dear sister,
when God looks
down on us he sees what Christ had done for us. Truly
spend time on that thought and praise God for the
work of Jesus Christ in our lives.
2. I’m too fat, short, skinny,
wrong hair color, you fill in the blank.
Psalm 139:13-14 says, “For you created my inmost
knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your
works are wonderful,
I know that full well.” God created us and he
doesn’t make junk. When we start complaining
about our physical characteristics we are telling
God he made a mistake and we don’t appreciate
his creation. If Satan can get us to focus on what
we don’t like about ourselves, he helps us take
our eyes off of God. God loves us period, he does
not judge us based
on the world’s standards.
3. Nothing is going right. I’m
overwhelmed. Is God even there?
Why isn’t God getting me out of this situation?
Jeremiah 31:3 says, “I have loved you with an
everlasting love, I have drawn you with loving kindness.”
Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have
for you declares the Lord, “plans to prosper
you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and
Satan loves to tell us if God really loved you, you
wouldn’t be going through this trial right now.
He wants us to doubt God.
I take great comfort in the idea that whatever is
going on in my life did not catch God by surprise.
He also knows how the difficulty I’m experiencing
will be resolved.
God loves us. God wants to build up. Satan wants to
4. I’m really struggling financially
right now. Why isn’t God
meeting my needs?
Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all
your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ
Who truly owns everything to begin with, God does.
He knows your needs. In my own life, God has answered
financial difficulties in amazing ways. God truly
wants us to trust him.
The rampant materialism in our society is truly a
lie from Satan. We continue to think more stuff will
make us happy, but in the end it does not. Stuff will
never fill our deep longings only Christ will.
5. I worry about everything. I know
God will take care of things,
but I have a hard time waiting on him.
Matthew 6:25-27, “Therefore I tell you, do not
worry about your life, what you will eat or drink;
or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life
more important than food, and the body more important
than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do
not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more
valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add
a single hour to his life.”
1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on him because
he cares for you.”
Worrying is ultimately not trusting God and denying
that God is in control. Has your worrying ever solved
a problem? Have you worried a problem into resolution?
Give your worries to God, because he can take care
of them for you. Satan wants us to worry, because
again it takes our focus off of God.
In conclusion, one of Satan’s
first lies to Eve was you can be a god as well. That
lie is still working. People want to be in control
and have everything go their way. Also, most of the
lies Satan tells us are designed for us to take our
eyes off of God and not to trust who God is and what
he has said. So, can I ask you today, “Whose
voice are you listening to?”. Satan’s
voice is often loud and endorsed by our culture. God’s
voice can be loud, but most often is a still small
voice. Are you listening to God? Are you reading Scripture
so you can refute Satan’s evil schemes? God
loves you and wants you to live abundantly. Learn
to listen to his voice and learn to send Satan packing
when he spreads his lies.
Halloween is coming soon. If you choose
to trick or treat, consider putting a gospel tract
in with the candy you pass out. You can also get gospels
of John, free through www.pocketpower.org.
Use this opportunity to reach your neighbors for Christ.
Also, do you know the real meaning of October 31st?
On October 31st, 1517 Martin Luther tacked his 95
theses on the Catholic Church door to begin the Protestant
Reformation. If it weren’t for Martin Luther
we probably would not be holding a copy of the Bible
in our hands. Something to think about.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain
Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is
the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage
and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks
and an online Bible study. You can find more information
For a free, initial coaching session send an email