Good morning! Let look at Luke 4:1-3. It says, “Jesus full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing durning those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. The devil said to him, If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
There is so much in those three verses but I want to focus on these few words, “The devil said.” Have you ever heard that voice? That’s the voice that always says, Who are you? You can’t do that! You don’t have what it takes. You are so ugly and everybody hates you.” The sad part about it is so many times we believe the lies! We listen to the wrong voice and turn a death ear to the voice of our Heavenly Father. For years I have shrunk back and listen to that voice that said, Who are you? You are just a boy from the East side of town. You don’t have the proper education and you will never make a difference.”
I heard a message this past weekend about these verses in Luke and it has really changed me forever. Jesus had a call to come to earth and to give His life on the cross. He said, “Yes” to God and to the mission that He was called to do. Because of his YES TO God, Jesus was able to say NO to the devil! I have a calling in life to teach and preach the Word of God. I am saying, “Yes” and I am choosing to listen to the words of my Heavenly Father! I am the child of the King! I have the Holy Spirit living in side of me! I am anointed by God to share His Word and to encourage His church. What about you?
What has God put in your heart? What is your calling and purpose in life? Have you been listening to the wrong voice? “The devil said” Say no to that voice and yes to Jesus and his calling on your life! It’s time to walk in victory and believe the truth instead of lies. We can’t shrink back and dream small dreams. Press forward and don’t look back! Yes!