This word is for everyone: it's for me, it's for you. The audience is simply "every believer," because whether we like to admit it or not, we all sin. Sure, we call it "messing up," or "making mistakes."
For some, it's even deeper than that. The conflict is nearly unbearable, because this person who is genuinely a Christ-follower, who has been spiritually regenerated by the Holy Spirit, is bound to addiction. Sexual immorality. Hatred. Big sins, little sins... sin is sin, and there is but one sure solution.
I believe there is a place you can go—right after you sin—where you will receive the very
tools you need to receive forgiveness from that sin and power to walk in victory over that sin. The problem is that this place has an enemy. Satan works overtime to keep you out of this one place, and it is the place of God's glorious presence.The Ultimate Lie
There is a lie that Satan uses consistently and relentlessly against every believer: you're not worthy. For the sake of this article, I will specify a little further: you're not worthy to come before God and enjoy His presence. You're too dirty. You blew it big time. Don't you know what you did? How could God still want you? God can't use you. You're just a sinner, and
that's all you'll ever be. Ever feel this way? I have... many times.
Lie after lie is hurled at you like fiery darts from a determined adversary (Eph. 6:16). What typically happens is we allow those fiery darts to overwhelm us, rather than rising up and actually overwhelming the enemy's assault. The problem, sadly, is that many Christians don't know what weapon to use when the devil uses this kicker of a lie on us.