Do you realize that the world LIES??? Often the world, parents, friends, or teachers may have told you lies. It’s important to realize what they are and catch them before they get to your heart.
Here are a few of the lies you may have been told:
You don’t have what it takes
You are not enough
You are not smart enough
You don’t measure up
You’re ugly, stupid, worthless
I’d like you to do a little exercise with me. Go find a piece of paper, probably bigger than a post-it. On this paper write the lies that others have told you, or you felt by their attitude toward you. Go ahead. Take a few minutes and write them down. Do it now.
READ THE NOTE. SAY OUT LOUD – These are LIES!
I am not stupid. I am not worthless. I am a child of God.
I am not a mistake, God knew me before I was born.
Go on… fill in your blank.
I AM NOT ____________
INSTEAD change it to – I am ___________!
(smart, talented, gifted, special, loved…)
These lies are the enemy of our influence and can hold us back. There are a myriad of voices that tell us what to do and what not to do. They only offer choices of fear, comparison, jealousy, insecurity, pride, and control.
Now choose You and the truth. Take that piece of paper and destroy it. Burn it, shred it, or throw down the toilet. (This is a powerful visual.) Gone are the lies. This is not who you are or who God created you to be. Did you do it? Did you totally get rid of it? I mean it; don’t hold on to those lies. Do it now!