Recently someone accused me of subterfuge. I was taken aback by the accusation. I was not being deceptive, misleading, or trying to benefit from her lack of understanding. But it did make me think.
The idea of intentionally keeping someone in the dark for the purpose of succeeding in a goal did sound a lot like the enemy. He has been tricking and trying to keep us off balance from the Truth since God created the world. If he can succeed in causing us to fail, then all the tricks he has created and ways he has manipulated us will have been worthwhile.
And this is where I love the Salvation Story. When we choose to accept Christ into our lives, when we choose to follow Him and let Him lead us, we will not fail.
We follow the Light of the World (John 8:12) and by doing that, we are not in the shadows where we can stumble, or lose our way. We have Scripture to light our way (Psalm 119:105). We have our brothers and sisters who walk with us and encourage us on our Faith Journey.
Beloved, the enemy wants to thwart the plans of God and prevent us from being a part of them. He will use whatever he can to make us feel like we are powerless, useless, and worthless. When those times come, speak Scripture- out loud, to the room, the car, wherever you are, to remind the enemy who you are and Whose you are according to the Cross.
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him (1 John 3:1).
Be encouraged, Dear Ones, while the enemy is trying subterfuge, the King of Heaven holds us in His hand and carries us.