Satan’s “What if” Game

I bet you are wondering what is Satan’s ‘What if’ game…

It’s where Satan will ask “what if” but he doesn’t make it sound like a question,

He makes it sound like a fact!

I think “Is my husband listening to me?”

Satan says “No, cause he doesn’t value you!”

Me: What if that’s true and my husband really doesn’t value me? What if he thinks I’m weak and he can just walk all over me? What if he thinks he’d be happier if he wasn’t stuck with me? What if he’s cheating?

There’s a little “snowballing” going on in this example, but it’s not that far from how Satan gets us to play his ‘What if’ game.

So, how do we keep from playing?

We have to trust God!

We have to trust that He would never give our blessings to someone else, that God is not surprised by our circumstances (He will never say “Huh, didn’t see that coming”) and to trust God’s provision, and protection.

Also, don’t think you are immune to Satan’s ‘What if’ game like I did…

I thought because I was walking closely to my Father, praising, worshipping Him, reading my Bible, praying constantly that Satan couldn’t count on my participation…

But…

I was wrong! (Shocker, I know lol) I think it definitely helps, but so does being prepared for anything where Satan’s concerned!

Like…

Satan using a family member (they are not off-limits, I was wrong about this too!) to start his game and before I even realized what was happening…

I was immersed in this horrible game, taking my turns whenever they came around!

I became angry and plotted revenge!

I had no insight into what was happening to my heart…it was becoming hardened to my loved one!

Before I even knew what was happening, I had given away my peace, replaced my job with justifications and assumptions (two Masks) and felt like God had abandoned me…

When in reality, I was the one who turned away from God in order to play this evil, ugly game!

I didn’t want that to happen!

I don’t want to play this game!

How could I feel so unloving about a family member?

How could I have let God down….AGAIN?

Where was my faith?

Why wasn’t I stronger?

(All these questions came from Satan-who wanted to play a different game of his called the “Guilt-trip” game!)

Luckily, my husband shielded me from Satan’s attack long enough for me to crawl back to my Father’s word so that I would have the strength to refuse to play his games!

He read Psalms 119 to me

https://www.bible.com/bible/111/psa.119.1

Psalms 119 broke my hardened heart as I was reminded of my committment to Jesus that I made when I truly understood that it was love for me that held Him on the cross.

Love that restrained Him from thinking one thought that would’ve ended His torture, His humiliation…

Love that restrained all of Heaven’s armies from coming down from Heaven and extracting revenge…

Love that held back God’s wrath for the inhumane treatment of His innocenct Son…a King above all kings…

I thought…

If Jesus could resist playing Satan’s “What if” game, let love overcome all that He endured, if He could forgive all of that…

Then I can let love and forgiveness overcome not only this situation with my family member,

But…

Any situation I will face in the future as well!

If you’d like to read another God post, click the link below:

https://personofhonor.com/god-post/its-about-a-relationship/

Person of Honor

Hi! I'm Raynee. I am a Christian, a licensed professional counselor, a wife to a husband I do not deserve-cause he's so wonderful, a mother of two amazing adult children I couldn't be more proud of, and a grandmother AKA Mimi of seven absolutely adorable grandbabies. I am also an Optivia coach, a writer, a speaker, and most importantly (second to being a Christian that is) I am a woman of integrity and honor.

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