As I have said many times, we are the product of the environment in which we were raised and in which we have lived. I used to be very close-minded. In other words, I believed in certain things and my mind was closed to hear other interpretations. When I was challenged by new ideas that contradicted my beliefs, my mind would revert to what I knew and believed in. What I learned was that in many cases, I missed out on good things.
This was so true when I came back to the Lord and He started to challenge me on many of my closely-held beliefs. This confused me greatly and Satan had many opportunities to muddy the waters that my challenges were causing me to swim in. Slowly, as I walked with the Lord, He helped me to see things that my previously-held beliefs would have turned me away from or to question. Look at the promise that is made in John 14:26 (NIV):
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
If we will put our trust in the Lord, the Holy Spirit will teach us the truth. Slowly, if we obey our Heavenly Father, our hearts and beliefs will be changed. Then, as we walk with the Lord, the false beliefs that we’ve held onto will leave us and we will live and walk in the truth of God’s Word.
Child of God, let go of the beliefs that you have held that cannot stand up to the truth of God’s Word. Open your mind and your heart to the Holy Spirit. Satan’s lies cannot stand up to God’s truth. Then, as you start to walk in the light of God’s Word, His light will burn away the lies and the darkness that the enemy and this fallen world has sown into your life.