We are in the middle of the Esther Destiny and what has been rising up in my heart is the lies we believe. None of us likes being lied to. For me, it is the thing I detest most. Lies feel like a violation against every part of our being. In my lifetime I have repeatedly dealt with this violation from people in positions of authority over my life.
But lies are not just something we experience from external sources; we also lie to ourselves on a regular basis. Just think about that for a moment. How many of you speak only truth over yourself? It can be sobering to think how many times in a week's span we utter statements like . . .
I am inadequate.
I am worthless.
I have no value.
I am a failure,
I am unseen.
If people really knew the real me they would not like me.
I am no good.
I am weak.
I am lonely.
I am unlovable.
I am not perfect and I need to be perfect to be accepted.
I am easy to leave. My parent or parents left, my husband abandoned me, my friends leave.
I am stupid.
I am powerless.
I am boring.
I am ugly.
I am fat.
I am a loser.
I am [fill in the blank]!
When these lies attack our souls they cause damage. When we continue to live with these lies and allow them to be written on our hearts, we adopt a false belief of our identity.
You can dig yourself out of this pit. You have the power to govern your thought life. The power of life and death are in your tongue. (Proverbs 18:21). You control the narrative of your life. You can either speak truth or lies.
Spend time seeking the truth. Search your heart and see what lies you have spoken over yourself that have become the false narrative of your life.
Because the truth is, Lovelies . . .
You are precious!
You are valuable!
You are redeemed!
You have value!
You are His precious treasure!
Your life does matter! It matters so much!
Fight ladies! Fight to change the movie playing in your mind. It will not be easy. It will take a lot of hard work and diligence. It will take everything you've got. But seeking healing and restoration from the lies will change your life. Straight up!