Genesis 1:26 tells us good God created man in his own image.
In Genesis 3:5 the devil told Adam that in the day that he ate of the forbidden fruit he would be like God. How dumb can you get? He was created in God’s image, He was already just like God!
Satan convinced Adam that God left him lacking something. Based upon that sense of lack, Adam made a choice and he put his trust in the devil’s lies instead of trusting God’s word. We have been led to believe that Adam made a mistake and he fell. The devil would have us believe that God is just waiting for us to mess up so that he can punish us. It just is not true. Adam decided that God could not be trusted and he rebelled.
We too are created in the likeness and image of God. And we too have a choice to make. Will we live like beggars believing that God has left us lacking or will we live like children of God with all the rights and privileges of an heir to the throne? Will we believe that we are complete in Jesus as it says in Colossians 2 verse 10?
In Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 19, God gave the children of Israel a choice. The choice was either life or death, blessing or cursing. Then he gave them the answer, choose life! In John chapter 10 verse 10, Jesus says I have come that You might have abundant life. The Wuest translation of the Bible calls it super abundance.
We have believed satan’s lies long enough! We need to believe who God says he is and who he says we are. God says that he is your healer not the one who makes you sick. God says that he is your provider not the one who makes you poor. God says that he is your shepherd not the one who leaves you wandering in darkness. God says that he is your protection and that you are more than a conqueror because Jesus has already defeated every foe.
It all starts with a choice. Just open your hearts right now and tell God that you want to trust him, that you want to follow him into the abundant life that Jesus died to give you. He is always faithful to his word. He is the one who would lead you down the paths of righteousness which is just a big word meaning how God meant it to be!
It’s time to stop believing satan’s lies about God and about you! It is time to take control of your life, make a choice!