One of the biggest successes the enemy has in keeping believers from being effective is getting the believers to doubt their worth, their effectiveness, and how their action/inaction will effect Eternity. In the broken, hurting, angry world we are living in, it can be hard to see any changing hearts.
We forget that what God sees in rarely what we see. We start to believe the lies the enemy whispers in our ears, we start to forget that we are on a “mission from God” and it is to be a part of the Ministry of Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:14-21).
The enemy wants us to watch the news, the political leaders, the wars, the disasters, the loss, the devastation, and feel like we are never going to bring things to right (1 Peter 5:8). If we are lulled into this negative view of the world we will not try to encourage the same changes that God made in our own lives when He turned our brokenness into wholeness.
We are victorious because of Jesus. We are to live as described in 2 Corinthians 5:14, For Christ’s love compels us. We are to be moved to action, not to allow the enemy’s whispers to derail the Mission.
Recently my news feed has been filled with the following image– it says the truth of God’s word (Galatians 3:26). When we feel like a balloon losing helium we need to remember that the Holy Spirit fills us continuously. So, let us remember to straighten up our crowns and return to the mission of God–Reconciliation.