It’s easy to shrink back and let “all those other people” gain ground and influence in social networks. Connecting consistently with people in cyberspace can “appear” complicated and at times useless. Then there’s the blanket rationale (accompanied with a flip of the wrist) that goes something like this: “What a waste of time, why do I want to know what Joe Snoozer had for dinner?”
But let’s get real: The last thing the enemy wants to see is Jesus and His tribe of twenty-first-century, Internet-savvy followers gaining ground online. So the destroyer turns up the volume, complicates the simple, and amplifies the clutter so we don’t know which way is up. He is the cultivator of fear, paranoia, and intimidation. He is the master of confusion and the king of anxiety. His goal is the same as it was in the garden. He exists to silence God’s message of hope and genuine relationship with His children.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
I Peter 5:8 – ESV
Don’t pick up the lies the enemy is putting down. Can you relate to these lies?
- You’re in the minority in the online world.
- You’re outvoted, outnumbered, and outranked here on earth.
- Your faith is obsolete tradition rather than the God-breathed origin of humankind.
- Your voice isn’t relevant.
- No one is listening to you.
- Using social media is too hard, and you can’t make a difference.
- You’re living in end times, and the online world is too lost to change. So just fuhgeddaboudit!
What other lies has the enemy been telling you? How to you discern what’s true and what’s not?
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