I was watching a “Smarter Everyday” video with my kiddos about archery. The well-known archer in this video reminded me of the mighty men who could split a hair breadth with their sling shots. (See Judges 20:16) Wow! This guy (with a “primitive” long bow) hit an aspirin, not just sitting on a stump, but with it having been THROWN in the air! As amazing as that was, the spiritual lesson came in what he said as the “reason” for his accuracy…even with such a seemingly impossible target. He said,
“The middle of an aspirin is the same size as the middle of a beach ball.”
Meaning, the bullseye is the same size no matter the size of the object he was trying to hit. Ready for the spiritual truth I felt like the Holy Spirit revealed to me?
The same is true when combatting lies of the enemy. It doesn’t matter if the lie is the size of an elephant in your life, or just big enough to make your soul feel “out-of-whack”…all you need is one Holy Spirit directed truth to take it down. Some of the biggest lies I have ever believed were taken out with just one verse of revelation by the Holy Spirit. Our accuracy to these battles will increase greatly as we learn to hear the Lord more and more. For then we rely on Him to give us the verse or verses that will target the lie, not rely on our own understanding of what is going on.
The most encouraging thing to remember is that the size of the lie matters not-only the accuracy of the truth that you shoot at it. It could be something that has bound your soul for years-may it only take one quiet time of asking the Lord to show you the truth to fire at it!
I will pray that the size will not intimidate you anymore…only that you will believe the truth the Holy Spirit spoke to you about it is enough for any target…it’s all about the bullseye accuracy, not the size the enemy has made himself out to be in our lives. And God, my friend, trains our fingers for this very type of war. We can be just as good as those mighty men of valor in our spiritual battles. Go to Him and take out that lie today.