The spirit of this world always seeks to convince us that the gift is not real nor valid nor even worthy. The mind of this world is a thief and a liar. Fortunately, the thief cannot take what is ours, although he would convince us that he has done so, so that we often react as if he has. Don’t believe the lie of this world. Stand in the truth of the one who has removed us from the realm of the liar!
The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly. John 10:10