My daughter and her friends just recently enjoyed watching Dana Carvey in a silly movie called Master of disguise. The premise is a man who is coming to learn that the family "gift" for disguising themselves is available to him as well. His grandfather comes to train him in order to save his mother and father who have been kidnapped by the evil villain.The main character, Pistachio, disguises himself to infiltrate the enemy's base and sets his mother and father free. Lately, I have been struggling with getting all of the work done that I feel I am called to do. When the duties of motherhood, writer, counselor and speaker begin to build up into a mountain of the "to do list" and I can't seem to get it all done, the temptation to feel guilty insinuates itself in to weigh me down. The false guilt that I am feeling comes disguised as righteousness. " If you were good, you would be able to do more for Jesus." Usually, it comes wrapped up in a desire of my heart. " Your family would be better off if you were better at...(fill in the blank)" I totally understand when someone that I am counseling is under the load of condemnation that false guilt brings. It is a weakness that has been in my family for generations. God's words negate the power of our enemy, guilt. In Psalm 51:7 we are told that through him we are clean! "Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow." The next time guilt comes knocking at your door disguised as something "holy", give it the boot and lock the door with the knowledge that you have been cleansed and made righteous by the blood of the lamb. 1John 1:9 " If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness Part of Pistachio's training in the movie includes his grandfather showing him how to slap a dummy while saying, "who's your daddy?"
If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, then you can tell the enemy in whatever form it comes, "My daddy is bigger then yours!"