Specific Truths to Combat Specific Lies
The only real, lasting way to have our lives transformed is to renew our minds. We do this by taking off the old and putting on the new. And we put on the new by changing our thinking as we invite the Spirit to work God’s word deep into our minds, hearts and lives. –from Andy Stanley-
What I tell myself = LIE = My anger is justified. I can yell if I want to. It’s not good to keep it all bottled in. It’s not good to allow someone to walk all over you.
What I should tell myself = IT IS WRITTEN… = You should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, because your anger does not bring about the righteous life God desires. –James 1:19-
What I tell myself = LIE = My needs aren’t being met, so it’s okay to shop, watch TV, eat whatever I want, et cetera.
What I should tell myself = IT IS WRITTEN… = Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. –I Peter 5:8-
What I tell myself = LIE = Anyone would obsess if they had the problems I had. It’s not that big of a deal. It doesn’t affect me adversely.
What I should tell myself = IT IS WRITTEN… = Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. –II Corinthians 10:5b-
What I tell myself = LIE = I’m too burdened to serve right now or to be of service to anyone.
What I should tell myself = IT IS WRITTEN… = Do not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we don’t faint. -Galatians 6:9-
What I tell myself = LIE = I can’t forgive. I won’t forgive. Anyone who tells me I should doesn’t understand how much I’ve been hurt.
What I should tell myself = IT IS WRITTEN… = For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. –Matthew 6:14-
What I tell myself = LIE = Woe is me. I have so many problems. My problems are bigger than your problems. Everyone should feel sorry for me. It’s okay that I walk around all sad and mopey. It’s okay if I don’t expect a lot out of myself; I’m in crisis for heaven’s sake.
What I should tell myself = IT IS WRITTEN… = The LORD has done great things for me and I am filled with joy. –Psalm 126:3-