4 years ago I began a journey of renewal in my life. This process of renewal had to start in my mind because what I believed was affecting how I lived.
I believed the lie “I am what I do” so I tried to find my worth and value in my job as a pastor.
I believed the lie “I’m not good enough” so I found it difficult to accept God’s unconditional love for me.
I believed the lie “This is just the way I am” so I thought it was futile to try to change.
I believed the lie “I have to be strong” so I worked hard at putting on a strong face even when I was bleeding inside.
I was living my life like these lies were true and it led to a lot of hurt and dysfunction. So much so that I was forced to take a 3 month medical leave.
It was during my medical leave that I learned that I needed to renew my mind by taking captive every thought and making it obedient to Christ.
I began to learn to recognize the lies.
I began to learn to recognize and embrace the truth.
I began to learn to act on the truth and not the lie.
I wish I could say that I don’t believe the lies anymore but I can’t. The big difference now is I can recognize the lies. The tough part is choosing whether I am going to believe and act on the lie or am I going to embrace the truth and act on it.
What lies have you believed and how have they affected you?
***** This post is part of the blog carnival on “Renewal” that is happening over at Peter Pollock’s blog. Go and check out the rest of the posts!