The enemy is relentless. When he sees us making progress in what God has called us to do, he will attempt to hinder us. One of the ways he tries to hinder us is through lying. After all, he is the father of lies and no truth dwells in him. Nehemiah chapter 6 gives the account of the near completion of the wall. From the very beginning of rebuilding the walls, Nehemiah’s enemies attempted to deter him and this time didn’t prove any different. They tried four times to get Nehemiah to meet with them. However, he had enough discernment to know that they meant him harm. He responded by telling them he was doing a great work and couldn’t come. The fifth time they sent a letter that was filled with lies that accused Nehemiah of plotting to become the King. They tried to instill fear in him, telling him that the news would get back to the king, so it would be in his best interest to meet with them. Nehemiah was not moved. Instead he replied to his enemies with such boldness. He called them liars. He then prayed and asked the Lord to give him strength to continue the work.
As we seek to do what God has called us to do, it is a 100 % guarantee that the enemy will try to hinder us. But let us respond like Nehemiah, tell the devil he is a liar and keep it moving! Spend enough time in prayer so that you are able to discern when the enemy is trying to trick you. The closer you get to completing what God has called you to do in this season, the more the enemy will step up his game. Don’t be distracted by the lies of the enemy. Remain focused on what the Lord is calling you to do. Don’t cower away in fear. Don’t become a victim to the devil’s bullying. Rebuke him in Jesus’ name and keep working, keep praying, keep praising, keep serving the Lord!