WHO IS THE IMPOSTER AMONG US

There is a very popular online virtual game that you’ve probably never heard of unless you have children in your household. The game is called Among Us, and it is a Sci-Fi game set in a spaceship. The game’s object is to complete all of your given tasks before an imposter can sabotage the game and kill the players. The game can have four to ten players, and at the start of each game, you are given the assignment of being a Crewmate or an Imposter.

One of my favorite movies is The Hunt For Red October with Sean Connery. That movie has the same plot, but it is set on a Russian Submarine, and one of the crew is trying to sabotage the submarine. You spend most of the movie trying to figure out who the imposter is, and spoiler alert, it was the cook.

I was lying in bed last night trying to think of something to talk about for today’s post, and then I drifted off to sleep. I woke up in the middle of the night, and this game came to mind. The thought came to me (I think the Lord was whispering in my ear) that all of our lives are like this game. We run around trying to accomplish tasks, and the devil is out there trying to sabotage everything we are doing.

Just like in the game, we have no idea who the devil is using against us, so we aren’t as vigilant as we should be. You might have a friend you’ve talked to for years trying to steer you in the wrong direction. Your spouse might be the person who is leading you astray even though they love you. These people are being used by the devil against us even though “they” are not the devil.

I am sure that the devil has used me also, and he has possibly used you too. Have you ever lashed out in anger? Said words that you wish had never come out of your mouth? Talked about the latest gossip that you’ve recently heard? Watched a movie that you knew you probably shouldn’t watch? I guess that most of us would admit to doing at least one of those things, if not ALL of them.

The devil is smart, cunning, and sly. He knows that using the people you love and trust is way more powerful than using a stranger. Your guard is up when you are around a stranger, but we let our guard down when we are around those we know and love.

The imposter is roaming around you at all times, but we are not powerless. We have the Lord on our side, and that is POWERFUL.

1 John 4:9

9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

1 John 4:17

17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

The game of life is what we play every day, and each morning we have an assignment. Will you wake up as someone who the Lord is using or an imposter? Say a prayer before your feet hit the ground and ask the Lord to make you strong enough to withstand the devil’s sly tricks.

To God Goes The Glory!

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  1. Tammy wrote:

    Thank you. I needed hear those words this morning. Thank you for sharing your faith in a way I could find you. May “Peace be with you”

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I am glad that you enjoyed the post. I always pray that others find my posts beneficial.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  2. Patti wrote:

    Thank you for those reminders.

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      The devil is always around us, so we have to be vigilant.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  3. Michele wrote:

    I dont know which I appreciate more; your fashion guidance or your faith inspirations! Either way I feel blessed to follow your blog.

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
  4. Linda L wrote:

    Thank you for reminding me about that sly devil. My two little granddaughters who are 7 & 8 & only 8 months apart blame their antics on the devil sitting on the left shoulder. Who said “the devil made me do it”? Every morning we have a choice.

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      The devil can’t “make” us do anything, but he sure dangles a lot of carrots in front of our noses to make us make the wrong choice.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  5. Such a good Word!! Thank you for a great illustration that really hits home! I need to put on God’s armor everyday, like you said before our feet hit the floor and the attacks begin!!

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Me too, Cynthia! I need to ask the Lord to guide and protect me throughout the day.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  6. Charlcy L. Green wrote:

    A beautiful lesson! Thank you so much for sharing your faith! And yes, satan is very clever and gains us by the battlefield of our minds.

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      He is clever and we are weak. That is a bad combination.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  7. Gara Doll wrote:

    Tania, thank you for your post..I struggle with fear also and the feeling that just don’t measure up. I must remember to ask God for his help and look to Him. My emotions can get the better of me.

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is sometimes easier said than done, but the more we do it, the easier it will get.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  8. Diane S. wrote:

    Wonderful sermonette! Love the way you share your faith!
    It is REAL!

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, Diane. I am not qualified to share, but I do it anyway.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  9. Charlene Suchak wrote:

    I just love all your fashion ideas. That you are inspiring my faith as well is a bonus!

    Posted 11.29.20Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks so much, Charlene! I appreciate your taking the time to respond.

      Posted 11.29.20Reply
  10. Jena wrote:

    I’m late to reading this, Tania, but it is so, so helpful. Hadn’t really thought about how the devil can even use those we love (or us!) until very recently, when I had a dear friend essentially tell me to give up on an important personal goal.

    Posted 12.1.20Reply
  11. Julie Traxler wrote:

    This blog resonated with me. The imposter game sounds like fun, and I also like “Red October”. However, your application to our lives was ingenious ! Thank you for your thoughtful use of that metaphor .
    Also for the idea of doing some of those fun things with our family.😁

    Posted 12.3.20Reply
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