Lies come in many forms, whispering our insecurities as though they carry some entitled information. Whether these lies are self imposed or negativity spread from those around us, you can’t dwell on these things. It will suck the life right out of you. Focus on who God sees, a person of value, a person with purpose, a person who is loved.
You are a failure… Lie.
But didn’t you see the mistakes, the times of impatience, the late dinners, the dirty floors?
You are ugly… Lie.
You must not have seen the bags under my eyes, or my unkempt hair, and my mascara has reached the crusty stage.
You are worthless… Lie.
There are so many other people that can do what I do, but better, how can you say that these words are deception?
These are lies. It is easy to distinguish truth from lies when we are getting bombarded with compliments, but it is in the quiet moments of life that we begin to question who we see in the mirror.
How does God see us when we are struggling through this daily life?
You are chosen…
From your quarky jokes, to your disheveled speech. God chose you.
You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
You are beautiful…
All your creases and marks, what the world may frown upon God calls beautiful. He sees His creation, His beloved that He crafted with precision, and delights in you. He sees the tiredness on your face and knows the time spent in serving. He sees you without your makeup on or the perfect outfit, and says you are beautiful.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
You have purpose…
From your successes to your failures; from the time you ached so bad you felt broken. God can enable these things to have purpose and value.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
These are the revelations of truth we have to ruminate on so that we can combat the lies that pretend they are truth.
Every day we are given the question are we going to believe truth or lies?