Years have gone by with a lie that weaved it’s tentacles into my mind. The lie came from childhood. Someone close to me felt a certain way and somehow that found a way into who I became and what I believed.
Only this past year have I challenged it. Why do you believe that about yourself? How will you ever know if it’s true if you don’t push past it and try? And so I did. I took on a new challenge, a new role, one that scared me. And God has done incredible things by opening my heart and making me realize I had not been true to myself by buying into someone else’s thoughts!
Have you ever challenged a fear that might be disguised as a lie? What do you think you are incapable of doing? Maybe your Mom or Dad said, “I don’t like….” and like me, you thought well, if Mom feels that way, I must be like that too. Think about it. It might not come to you right away.
Don’t let a lie or fear hold you back. Sit down and write out what you fear and then see if you can’t explore the why behind it. Is it a fear you should have? Is it a risk you just can’t take? What’s the worst that can happen if you try?
I pray God reveals to you that you have no reason to fear. If God puts it on your heart, He’ll provide what you need to overcome it.
He challenged me. “Daughter that’s not true. Look at it for real. What do you see that you already do. What do you see?” And I saw. That it was in me already but I’d denied it because I believed the lie.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
What are you afraid to try? What lie has God uncovered for you? Share in the comments below.