What I have noticed in walking with clients…
If you know the truth but don’t live it out, this is living a lie.
Believing lies, makes liars of ourselves and makes it possible for greater deception to ensnare us more deeply.
When we believe lies, we are more easily frightened and anxious and worried. When we believe lies, we are more easily hurt, wounded, and resentful. When we do not believe truth, we believe we are more important than others, and resort to controlling other people.
When we believe lies, we insist on being right and making others wrong. We do not listen to others properly. We hear only what we want to hear. We use sarcasm and cynicism to respond to other people.
When we believe lies, we dominate people. We control others. We believe God has given us people to help us succeed. We use and discard people for our own benefit.
Sometimes God gives us relationships and partnerships for different seasons, but when we live in lies, we dominate people rather than relate to them.
When we live in lies, we go along with people and circumstances even though we hate what is happening and we fail to confront abusive leaders in love.
When we believe lies, we find our identity in being a victim.
When we believe lies, we blame others.
When we believe lies, we delete, distort, and generalize as a way of life.
When we believe lies, we justify our own bad behavior by the negative behavior of others. Reacting to people’s behavior, instead of responding to God’s nature, means that we do not live out what is true of Jesus.
Believing lies is expensive. It costs us deeply, it damages our relationships, our relationship with God, and our own identity.
This is what I see daily when people come to my office for help. When they walk through truth in our sessions, I see re-birth!
Just recently, a client said she felt like she went to the spa! She said her head was so much brighter!! Together, we asked Jesus what lies she had been believing around a specific memory. Along came a huge list! When she stood back and looked at the list, she saw how it had paralyzed her for years. In prayer, we did an exchange of lies for truth from God’s Word about her identity.
Yes, God’s truth sets us free!
(Helpful resource: I recommend reading: “Manifesting Your Spirit” by G Cooke)