THE TRUTH VS THE LIES
Today's message is going to be a pretty simple one and that is to ignore the lies and believe only the truth. From the time we are born till we die, the probability that we will believe many lies about ourselves is high as against what the truth is, which is what God says in His word.
It can be severely challenging to believe non truths about ourselves because we base the information on tangibles like upbringing, environment and association but as believers we are called to believe only the true and intangible word of God, aka The Bible. It is a fact that when you repeatedly expose yourself to the same information over and over again, you tend to believe it as the truth. If that be the case, then the question becomes 'what information are you exposing yourself to and consuming repeatedly as truth?'
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God ( Romans 10:17) so if we repeatedly feed our souls and minds with the truth, it becomes more difficult to believe any lies the enemy feeds you. Over the years, I have believed many lies about myself that have gone on to become strongholds today because I allowed things like comparison, fear and a lack of skillset replace what God has said about me. Thanks to the Holy Spirit, I am learning to do better by believing different. For me, it has become The Truth Vs The Lies because mindsets that have formed over many years require consistent time to be broken and this often is a daily battle.
- When I'm feeling anxious or nervous: Philippians 4: 6-7; Psalm 91
- Doubt/Fear: 2 Timothy 1:7; Isaiah 41: 10
- Pride/Stubbornness: James 4: 19; 2 Corinthians 10: 17-18
- Confusion: 1 Corinthians 14:33; John 16: 13
- Feelings of Inadequacy: Isaiah 41: 13