The devil is a liar

2018–2020 I suffered from depression at different points in time. As we talked about last week, I constantly felt like I wasn’t achieving anything with my life. And so everytime, I had thoughts of what I could do better with my life if I had some resources. I thought of how my life could be different if I had friends and connections. I had different thoughts at different times but there was really one thought that stayed with me through out this period; the thought of the lack of friends in my life.

I constantly felt like I had no friends. I felt like if I had friends I shouldn’t be in the situation I found myself. Fast forward to 2021 and I wake up everyday feeling grateful for my friends. I have the best, encouraging and most supportive friends ❤️. The most interesting thing about this is the fact that these friends that I have now, have always been in my life, most of them long before 2018. They were there all the while but why I couldn’t see them or enjoy a good relationship with them, was the lies of the Devil 😭😭.

The father of lies wanted me to continually sink into my depressive state and so, he constantly gave me the impression that I had no one in my life. He reduced my skills, strength and abilities in my mind. He made me feel like I couldn’t talk with anyone about what I was going through. He put me in a situation where I believed that “everyone was going through their own problem” and talking to them about mine wasn’t going to change anything about my situation. He played the mind-game with me till I believed all his lies and secluded myself from everyone that could’ve helped, encouraged and motivated me during that season. And so I journeyed through that phase without people and it was a really tough period in my life.

What lie has the Devil told you?

Yours may not be about friendship or your skills? It may be about your relationship with God. He may constantly put you down everytime you sin and make you feel rejected by God. It may be about your career, family, relationship, education, health, finances,etc. He never stops whispering lies in our ears. He never stops making us doubt our ability and progress. His goal is to steal, kill and destroy.

However, there is no need to fear, for the more we seek God’s presence and study His Word, the more revelation we receive that the devil is in fact a liar and a defeated foe through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This knowledge can enable us to lead a life full of spiritual victory and joy in the fulfillment of God’s promises.

In John 8:44, the Word of God states specifically that the devil is not only a liar but the father of all lies: “When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

Don’t forget to seek the right relationship with people. Don’t let the Devil deceive you to secluding yourself. Don’t let him escalate or expand your present situation in your mind. Don’t allow him play the mind-game with you. It’s all lies. Finally, don’t forget to stay in God’s word. That is your armour for victory in the battle with the Devil. Renew your mind consistently.

I pray for you that you would receive freedom and victory on every side and your situation will continue to get better 🙏.



God, Life, Purpose

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