Fighting Self-Lies

Remove falsehood and lies far from me.

Proverbs 30:8

Do the following lines sound familiar?

“I’m not perfect, so I’m no good.”

“I’ve  been rejected; something must be wrong with me.”

“I’m not happy because things are always going wrong in my life.”

“I am a failure because my parents didn’t do a good job of raising me.”

As a counselor, one of the first things I do is try to counteract lies like these which clients have told themselves about themselves. To function healthily, we must learn to see the true picture of ourselves and not a distorted one. We often ask patients to wear a rubber  band around their wrists and tell them to snap the rubber band every time a lie about  themselves goes through their heads. But sometimes it takes a lot of counseling  just to get them to the point where they can identify the lies. Clients  who have had a childhood of continual put-downs will carry those false messages in their heads for a lifetime if they’re not interrupted and the lies replaced with the truth.

One of the main goals we, as women on the journey,  should have is to change our view of ourselves.  May we learn to surround ourselves with people who support  us in our quest for truth.

Prayer:  Lord, help me to see myself as you see me, “positionally perfect” through the blood of Christ in spite of my imperfections, and help me see my self-deceptive lies.


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