A person who is deceived does not recognize that they are. Others do but they can’t. Why? The fiery dart-lie is deception! If we accept it as our own it becomes a blind spot. That is why we need each other for accountability. 2 Timothy 2:25-26 helps us understand why. It says, “In humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and ESCAPE the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
Blind spots are an accident waiting to happen. They obstruct our view. Galatians 6:7 says, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” We sow through our thoughts based on what we believe in our heart. Of course, satan wants to pull us off the course God has set for us. Beware!
Fiery dart-lies usually come in the first person. We must guard our thoughts by inculcating God’s word into our hearts. When His truth is woven into the fabric of our thought process, we will be able to recognize the lie to block it from penetrating. How? By continually strengthening our faith.
Ephesians 6:16 says, “Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” Romans 10:17 says that faith comes by hearing God’s word.
When the Holy Spirit reveals a hidden fiery dart-lie that became an entrenched stronghold, it needs to be confessed and renounced. 2 Corinthians 10:4 says that God’s word is mighty for pulling down strongholds.
Find a verse that will counteract the lie you believed. From there affirm God’s truth and begin the process of renewing your mind with that truth. Ephesians 4:23 Amplified says, “And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind (having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude).”