Beginning a series like this one is tough for me.
How do I begin? How do I communicate the monumental significance of understanding and dealing with our core lie/lies? How do I...
I am doubting myself.
I am doubting myself because my biggest core lie is that I am not good enough...that somehow I shouldn't be handling this topic because I will not do it justice. The truth is, I may not communicate it all perfectly, but I know God has laid it on my heart to write about it and has given me the grace to trust Him for this series.
Are you ready to trust Him to take you through the journey of finding out and being set free from your core lie? If the answer is yes, let's begin!
(As a quick side note, this series has nothing to do with the book Lies Women Believe, although it's a good one!)
What is a core lie?
A core lie is a lie we believe about ourselves that resides so deep down inside of us that it has almost become a part of our personality. We don't know it's there, and further more, we have learned how to live in such a way that it subconsciously controls much of our thought life and behaviors. It is like a rock that sits upon our heart, weighing it down, suffocating it, but it's been there so long that we have grown used to it...so used to it that we don't even know it's not supposed to be there. We set unconscious goals because of it, we react because of it and we put our lies on others...especially our children if the lie is not dealt with.
Why does our core lie affect us so much?
God has created us to be emotional, rational (thinking), and volitional (choice makers) beings. Because we are made this way, we learn how to cope and relate this way. The lie/lies we have ingrained in our very hearts (and we all have them) tend to dictate our emotions, thought processes and choices because we have learned and believed them so faithfully...many times without even realizing it.
Where does our core lie come from?
Generally speaking, our core lie/lies come from different things in our childhood. The truth of the matter, however, is that ultimately our core lies come from the enemy who continues to whisper our lies to us through the years. We believe them, we trust them, and we sin by obeying them and not living in the truth. Most often, we are in bondage to them.
If we do not deal with and repent of our core lies, our spiritual lives will remain stagnant in areas that God wants to free and mature.
For the remainder of this series, I want you to make sure you have a journal present, because I sincerely want you to seek our your core lies so that you can be set free. Dealing with our core lies is, in all honesty, a life-long process because God will bring different things up at different times as He sees we are ready to deal with them. However, I believe that God wants to free many of you (and myself) from a core lie during this very series.
Here's what I want you to do over the weekend:
Start praying that God would reveal your core lie/lies. Every time you find yourself angry, depressed, anxious, or fearful, I want you to write it in your journal. Write why you are feeling that emotion. We will "talk" more about these emotions and how they will help reveal your core lie/lies on Tuesday, when we continue the series.
"...He [Satan] was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a falsehood, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar [himself] and the father of lies and of all that is false." John 8:44
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