The 10 Rs for Replacing Lies with the Truth

The 10 R's for Replacing Lies with the Truth

How do you define yourself? Is it by your possessions, accomplishments, or the way others perceive you?

Do you  see yourself according to what I do?

I am a student, friend, teacher, mother, etc.

Do you define yourself by what you achieve?

I’m an honor student, class president, homecoming queen, etc.

Do you define yourself by what others say about you?

I’m smart, pretty, ugly, funny, amazing, clumsy, annoying, etc.

Do you define yourself according to your personality or temperament?

I’m outgoing, shy, Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy, and Phlegmatic, etc.

If you identify yourself by what you do then, you will need to do more to be satisfied. If you identify yourself by your achievements or what you do, you’ll always need to do more to feel valuable. If you identify yourself according to what others think or say, you will be greatly disappointed as you will never be able to please others.

But . . .

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Rather than seeing yourself from this world’s perspective, what if you start looking at yourself from God’s perspective? God’s Word is filled with reminders of His unconditional love for you. When you see yourself as God sees you, it can change your entire perspective on life.

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As a new believer and young mom I struggled to believe what God’s word said about my identity. The lies I believed were deeply rooted robbing me of peace and joy. At the request of a professional counselor, I was encouraged to recite 1-2 times daily bible verses regarding my identity in Christ. Over time, these truth began to replace lies, as I learned how to embrace the steps of replacing lies with the truth.

 

10 R’s for Replacing Lies with Truth

  1. Request that God would reveal lies in your life Psalm 139:23
  2. Recognize lies in your life and their roots. John 16:13. Confess them to God. 1 John 1:9
  3. Repent, asking God to forgive you for believing a lie. Proverbs 28:13
  4. Release any offenders as often unknowingly well meaning people (parents, siblings, and friends) speak lies into our lives. Colossians 3:13
  5. Relinquish the lie you believed. Proverbs 4:23
  6. Renew your mind daily, by exchanging lies for the truth, such as “I have no friends; no one likes me,” to “I am a friend of Jesus.” John 15:15
  7. Receive and believe God’s truth. John 8:32
  8. Rehearse new truth until it begins to penetrate both your heart and mind becoming your new way of life. Psalm 86:11 I can remember a season in my life where I wrote out various verses about who I was in Christ. Every morning and before going to bed I would say these verses out loud for a month until I believed them.
  9. Reflect God’s truth to others. Mark 5:19
  10. Repeat steps as needed.

Imagine living in the full knowledge of who you are as a child of God, mightily and wonderfully loved. It is possible to know your identity in Christ, as you seek out what His word says then accept the gifts God has given you.

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