Make Up Your Mind

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. (Ephesians 4:15 NLT)

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Write down one lie about yourself that you’ve embraced. (If you’re not sure, ask the Holy Spirit or a loved one.)

Now, renounce that lie!

Now, ask Holy Spirit, “What is the truth that replaces the lie?”

Write down this truth.

Here’s one of mine:

Lie: I’m not loving.

Truth: I am loved! I am made in his image and He is love. Thus, I walk in love.

The Bible tells us to speak the truth in love. But I’ve usually associated that verse with speaking truth to other people. Yes, that’s right, but it starts with us. We must first speak the truth to ourselves.

The battlefield, like Joyce Meyers says, is in the mind.

How do I speak truth when my thoughts about myself don’t line up with God’s word?

That’s the root of my problem–the lies in my belief system. Lies are anything that doesn’t align with God.

Bill Johnson, the Senior Pastor at Bethel Church, has a saying he often quotes, “I can’t afford to have thoughts in my head about me that God doesn’t have in His.”

Great news?

Jesus.

He’s why we can have God’s thoughts.

For Jesus came to the earth as a man, not as God. Then he died as us and resurrected as us, so we can have his mind.

His mind that receives God’s words and understands God’s mind. So, we can live as Jesus did on the earth. Starts with our mind.

Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For, “Who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16 NLT)

My encouragement for you today is Jesus. If you’re feeling shame, guilt, regret, or another negative emotion, give it to God. And see yourself in Jesus–nothing else. Just as Jesus.

Then ask God, “What lie am I believing about this situation?” Or “What lie am I believing about myself?”

Renounce that lie!

Then ask God: “What is the truth about this situation?” Or “What is the truth about me?”

God is good. He wants us to walk as mature sons and daughters who know who they are as the resurrected man, and know who God is. For He sees as not as sinners, or failures, or disappointments, but he sees as in Christ.

That’s the truth to embrace everyday!

What about you? How have you learned to speak the truth about yourself? Please share in Comments below. Thank you. 

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