I was just reading about The Fall in Genesis 3.
One thing that struck me was the lie of smallness.
Satan focused on Eve and talked to her about how great the Tree of Good and Evil was.
Her response was a dual thought process. First, she listened to Satan and then built up the smallness (i.e. eat from the tree or not) as a huge payoff. Do you see what happened? She allowed him to get her to focus on one single tree when all she needed to do was lift up her eyes and look all around to see the abundant provision of the Lord. Instead, she decided to drown out the True Reality of the situation and all of His abundance. She got a razor focus of one small part (the tree) and then blew the importance of it up to huge proportions.
This is the power of sin. The fruit of eating of smallness has earth-shaking consequences.
One thing gets spoken in our ear over and over. We then see that we can’t go on living without it (at least that is our perception). Then we blow this thing up to astronomical proportions and then eat of its fruit. The whole time, God is saying…
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
(2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV)
What have you allowed to be blown up in your mind that is not of Him?
What small thing (anything that is not of God) have you made so large that it trumps your view and enjoyment of God?