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Satan’s a fallen angel who wasn’t satisfied to worship God; he wanted God’s throne for himself. Angels, like humans, were made to serve and worship God. And they were given free will; otherwise, how could they worship? But Satan said, ‘I will make myself like the Most High’ (Isaiah 14:14 NIV)....

If knowing our identity helps us avoid becoming trapped in the cycle of people-pleasing, then it’s crucial for us to work out exactly what our identity is, and see if there are any areas of our identity that we’re getting from other sources than God. Satan wants us to identify with who people...

We can often fall into the trap of people-pleasing. We find ourselves performing, or acting a certain way, in order to gain people’s approval. We become tied down by shoulds and oughts, thinking ‘I should do this’ and ‘I ought to do that’. When what we really need to be doing is meeting other...

No matter how good our relationships with other people are, conflicts can still happen. And when they do, we need to be extending grace and showing forgiveness. We need to be managing conflict well. So how can we do that? Well, we need to be practicing self-control which keeps conflicts from...

Being a Christian doesn't promise us an easy, comfortable life. In fact, we might find that we experience more difficulties and go through more testing times than those who don't believe, either because God’s plan leads us through challenges, or because the enemy tries to make things difficult...

The things we think about can have a huge influence on the way we live. If we’re thinking about worldly things, we’ll have a worldly focus to the way we live. If we’re thinking about God, we’ll have Him as the focus of our lives. It’s easy to say, but not quite so easy to put into practice....

When mountaineers are exploring some of the toughest environments in the world, they need a rope that they can rely on to save them if they fall. The members of the first mountaineering club, the Alpine Club, commissioned a manufacturer to make a rope they could trust. It looked pretty much the...

When a new person comes to your church, school/college/uni, or your workplace, how do you tend to react? We know we’re supposed to make new people feel welcome. But sometimes, especially when we’re with a close-knit group of friends or among people we know well, we can be a bit wary of letting...

Respecting others can be difficult at times. Sometimes we can feel resentful towards a tutor, leader or manager - it isn’t necessarily the person themselves that we have a problem with, but we might struggle with the fact that they can tell us what to do. Or we might come across a person that we...

Every day, we’re faced with lots of opportunities to make the right choice. The choice to do what Jesus would do in that situation. The choice that’ll bring us closer to His nature. Sometimes we might not really realise we’re facing that choice - ever avoided that person in church who’s always...