Who Told You?
“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” And he said, “Who told youthat you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
Most people are familiar with the story of Adam and Eve. They lived in the garden of Eden, and a serpent convinced Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. Sin was introduced to the world when they disobeyed God’s one command: do not eat from the tree. It was a simple command, but once the enemy had worked his way in to God’s Eden it didn’t take long for him to do damage.
In your life you may be facing difficult situations that come with feelings of doubt, worthlessness, shame, and defeat. It can seem like you’re stuck in a hole with these feelings and no way to get out. Maybe there is someone who enforces the feelings of guilt and hopelessness, and you can’t seem to break free.
The enemy has worked his way into all our lives one way or another. He comes in many forms, and most of the time in the least suspecting ways. He can take hold of you and speaks lies into your heart, causing fear and confusion.
But who told youthese things?
It most certainly wasn’t God. He has wonderful things planned for your life and wants you to come out from hiding behind the enemy’s lies.
When the enemy makes you feel isolated and alone, God says He will never forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). The enemy tells you that you are unworthy of love, God says He loves you just as you are (Romans 5:8). The enemy will make you feel like all hope is lost, but God will lift you up from the darkness (Isaiah 40:31). When the enemy takes hold and you think you aren’t worthy of redemption, God has already saved you (2 Timothy 1:9-10).
You were never intended for these feelings, and even more so never meant to face them alone. The more we seek who God wants us to be, the more we can shed the lies we have been told. We can overcome the enemy along with his deceit.
So, who toldyouwho you were?