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Three Lies that cause Unnecessary Suffering-by Heidi McLaughlin

Posted: February 12, 2019

I know you can relate when I tell you I’ve caused myself a lot of unnecessary suffering because of lies I believe. For example: Lying awake at night because I made a mistake, did something where I didn’t measure up, said the wrong thing again or misinterpreted a comment.  Imagine what joyful and fruitful lives we could experience by overcoming some of the daily, debilitating lies. We know all our shortcomings and foibles so it’s easy to condemn ourselves.  God’s truth seems so perfect and unreachable.

The reality is that we live in a world of truth and lies

The list of lies is endless but I will tackle three.

  1. This is my personality. Really? Your personality was shaped through all the imperfect script, images, information and your environment. Yes, a large portion of it was passed through your family genes, but God is in the people transformation business. You’re not an angry person who blows up at mere irritations and insults. You’re not the failure you’ve been told you are.  You’re not a mistake or a burden or a worthless unlovable person. You may have been told you are or you feel that way but that’s a lie. Inside all of us is the truth of who God designed us to be. You are a masterpiece with endless riches and possibilities. God does not make junk. Right now you have inside you all you need to be smart, special, kind, dependable, successful and teachable. We need to give God all our insecurities about who we are, so that He can transform them into the very best version of who God made you to be.  The world does not create your personality, God did and does. Let Him do His work.
  2. It’s never going to change. Yes, it will. Everything in life is temporary. In the same way seasons come and go, your pain, disappointments and obstacles will change and move in time. Grief does heal. Disappointments open doors for new opportunities. Tragedies teach us compassion. Houses burn down, bones break, marriages crumble but God is a God of healing and restoration. Even if your circumstances will never change, give your pain to God He will change your heart. God is a Creator and He is at work every day to create and make new all that is broken. Ask Him and trust Him to do that for you. He will.
  3. I am powerless. No you’re not. When we receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour He places within us power that is described as “dynamite.” God has dynamite available to you so that you can change your life, your thoughts, your behaviour and your future. What is your part? Recognize your powerlessness and ask God to help you and give you His power.

Imagine what our lives could look like if we caught and changed each lie that the enemy is trying to feed us. The Bible says: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

There are hundreds of lies, but if we start with these three, our lives will become more joyful and glorious and affect the world around us.

What is one lie you need to give God?











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