We live in a world that masquerades lies and makes them look so real. However, when we believe lies about ourselves, about God, and even about other people, we become bound up on the inside. The enemy wants us to believe these lies because they become a wall between us and God and between us and other people.
Lies keep us in bondage, but Truth sets us free.
Today I want to share with you some common lies many of us believe. Tomorrow, I’ll share Truth that will provide freedom from the lies.
Can you identify any lies you are believing?
I don’t need anyone but myself.
I can’t trust anyone but myself.
If I’m not in control, something bad will happen.
I’m a victim.
I’m superior to others.
Emotional attachment to others will always hurt me.
I’ll always fail no matter how hard I try.
I must be needed.
The rules don’t apply to me.
My worth is base on my performance.
If others really knew me, they wouldn’t like me.
God doesn’t really care about me.
God is not there when I need Him.
Life should be fair.
Authority figures can’t be trusted. They are out to hurt me.
Asking for help is a sign of weakness.
Change is bad.
Others will love and accept me only if I’m perfect.
I can get over this problem(issue, crisis, etc.) by myself.
Some sins are unforgivable.
I don’t deserve to be happy.
Everyone is out to get me.
I’m stupid. I do everything wrong.
People show their love for me by giving me my way.
I cannot cope with life without______( drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex, food, shopping, controlling, etc.)
*From “The Genesis Process” by Michael Dye and Patricia Fancher
I’m discovering that I struggle with several of the performance-based lies.
How about you? Do you struggle with any of these lies?