What's Easier Than A Lie?


A lie.

Something that misleads or deceives.

There are the white lies that we tend to believe aren’t as bad as those big lies that cover up a big dark secret. But then there are those lies we tell ourselves daily.  The lies about who we are, what we want, and why we act the way we do. When we let these lies come in and permeate in our life, we lose the sight of who we are and who God intends for us to be. 

Where do these lies come from?

Our past. 

There might be a pivotal moment in our past that has started the belief of a lie. This could stem from something that happened to us; abuse, something that someone said. The environment we grew up in. Maybe you believe the lie that you aren’t worth someone’s time. This could come from growing up in a broken home where your parents failed to give you the attention you needed. Maybe you believe that you aren’t lovable, because at some point in your life someone said they didn’t love you anymore. 

Finding these lies can be challenging. It may be a memory that we have tried to forget, because it has left us deeply wounded.

The enemy.

If Satan can find a place in your life to keep you from coming closer to Jesus, he will because that is his nature. If you have started to believe a lie, he will work to make sure you continue to believe it, especially if you are making the choice to believe the truth instead. Maybe you aren’t even aware if you believe a lie in your life.

You may have had a lie placed in your life, but you don’t have to let it take hold. 

He was a murderer from the beginning and has not stood in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of liars.
— John 8:44 (HCSB)

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. What situations bother you, is it really the other person’s fault, or something that you are believing about them?

  2. When you walk into a room of people, what are your initial thoughts? Are you overcome by fear? Or are you able to be confident?

The input of a lie doesn’t have to lead to the negative output of the lie.

The truth.

Jesus offers truth and life, while the enemy will try to steal that from you. Here are some steps you can take to put more of God’s truth into your life.

  1. Ask God to reveal the lies.

  2. Have close friends help you find them as well and then encourage you.

  3. Once you’ve identified those lies, replace them with truth from scripture about what God says about you.

When we begin to really believe the truth about ourselves, we will experience freedom and a better life.

A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.”
— John 10:10 (HCSB)

faith, mindHailley White