I recently asked a friend for advice about a new project I am engaged in. I asked him to help me create a list of questions that need to be asked of a member of my team, because the technology was over my head.
When I emailed the questions to my team member, it was obvious that I had asked for outside help. The questions were well beyond my technical ability to create them on my own. So, that started messing with his head. Later, he confessed to me:
“Satan was in my head telling me that you don’t trust me”
That is exactly what Satan does. He whispers lies, questions, and accusations that – if we would stop and consider them – are clearly unfounded. Fortunately, my team member conquered the lie and confessed the temptation to me. We have a strong friendship that was bigger than the lie.
And, it was good for me to know. Next time, I will just go to my team member with my dumb questions.
Do you get those whispers in your head? Does the voice tell you that you aren’t trusted…that you aren’t worthy…or that you aren’t a valued member of the team? They are lies.
- Make sure that you recognize the whisper
- Identify exactly what is being said
- Evaluate what the whisper is in the light of day
Then, act according to what is right. But, do not act upon the whisper without making sure of the source!
Thanks for listening.