5 ways to replace the lies we believe with truth. Our beliefs influence our attitudes, choices, behavior, expectations, and the stories we tell our self. So, let’s replace the lies we believe with truth. God’s truth.
For years I tried to appear like Mary Poppins. “Practically perfect in every way.”
Which was impossible, as humans are far from perfect.
But still I tried.
Early in life I thought that if I were perfect than people would not get mad at me. Nor would I make mistakes. I wouldn’t disappoint others, or myself. And best of all, God and others would love me.
Where I picked up this belief that would shape my life and actions for so many years, I am not sure. I don’t remember my parents telling me this directly.
I had the desire to please others and my parents.Somehow, I reasoned that perfect people would be more loved. And their life would be easier.
Growing up with a mother who had conditional love, in a legalistic church, and having good girl inclinations, I am sure promoted my internal beliefs even more.
The point is, I thought that if I was practically perfect, people who mattered would love me. And ultimately God would love me.
This belief would be something I would be striving to accomplish for years.
This is a guest post. Please Join me at Living By Design Ministries and learn 5 ways to replace lies with God’s truth.
Next week I will return to my series on shame and discuss Shame Versus Guilt: What’s the Big Deal? Shame and guilt are often lumped together, but they are different in very significant ways.
Thanks for stopping by. Keep remembering what’s important.
If you need to get caught up on the series, here’s the first 6 posts. From Shame to Grace: How to Erase Shame From our Identities
Join the discussion: How do you replace the lies of the world with God’s truth?
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