Have you ever believed a lie about yourself?
I certainly have.
The lie I have been believing all of this year is that “I’m just not good enough”. I know this is a lie because I have so many reasons to believe otherwise. I have so many people who love me and show me that I am in fact “good enough” on a daily basis.
So why don’t I believe this? Well because the enemy doesn’t want me to believe it. The enemy is constantly filling my head with doubt and anxiety and I have to make the conscious decision not to listen. The devil only wants to steal, kill, and destroy our happiness. He wants for us to turn away from God and cause us to question “why if our God is really so great, are our lives filled with so much turmoil, stress, anxiety, fear, and so much more?”
At the start of a new year, we all are expected to make this long list of resolutions that we aren’t likely to keep. This list is typically filled with goals like exercise, eating right, saving money, reading more, etc. In 2017 my one and only resolution is to believe in myself the way that Jesus believes in me. I have an amazing God who died on a cross believing in me and that should be plenty enough of a reason to believe in myself.
I AM GOOD ENOUGH
I AM SMART ENOUGH
I AM WORTHY
I AM LOVED
I AM GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS
I need to repeat these things to myself on a regular basis just so that I start to believe it. Some days it’s harder than others. I know all of this is true, but believing it is a totally different story.
So that’s my truth. What’s yours?