We all have lies that lurk in the back of our minds. We know they are lies, but somehow we let them affect our personalities and our lives. It’s like a lingering thought that makes us think, “Is this true? Is this really who I am?”
Years ago, there was someone who I really cared about. Due to whatever circumstances, they felt prompted to tell me that there were things they lied to me about. For years I never knew what those things were, but my mind came to many conclusions like, I wasn’t wanted, I wasn’t cared about, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, etc. I attempted to get the truth from them years later, but it was so long ago that any recollection of the event had passed. But I know I was wanted, and cared for, and that I was in the right place at the right time.
Satan has a sick and twisted enjoyment from telling us lies. He’s the father of lies, and he relishes in it without guilt. So it’s so important that when we have lies that pop up into our minds, that we tell ourselves biblical truths instead. I started doing this practice, and it’s been helping me a lot. Here are some examples from my life!
Lie: I’m not enough in my daily life.
Truth: So God created mankind in his own image in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27) // But you are a chosen people, a royal preisthood, a holy nation, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his glorious light. (1 Peter 2:9)
Lie: My blog doesn’t reach anybody and my ministry doesn’t matter.
Truth: And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
Lie: Depression has a hold on me.
Truth: Dear friends, do not be surprised at he fiery ordeal that has come on to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. Bu rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” (1 Peter 4:12-13)
Lie: I’m alone.
Truth: Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. (Psalm 27:10) // For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own. (1 Samuel 12:22)
So dear friends, I encourage you to write down all the truths that contrast your lies and let God speak life into you again. There is no place for fear. Be confident in who you are as Christ’s child.