I hope that those of you who are seeking to break free from your core lies have been keeping your journal of emotions. If you haven't started yours yet, start. I can't show you what your lies are, only God can with your willingness to be set free. The journal is the place to begin.
If you remember in the introduction of this series, I wrote about how we are all emotional, rational, and volitional beings. Today we are going to focus on how we rationalize - what we think (believe) about ourselves. The first thing we must do if we are going to be free of our core lie is to figure out what it is. Below is a list of lies that people believe. I want you to see if any prick your heart. You can add to the list.
- I am bad
- I am not good enough
- I am a failure
- I am stupid
- I am wrong
- I am ugly
- I am not wanted
- I am not in control
- I am lazy
- I am of no value
- Your turn to start naming some...
If one or any of these stands out to you as a lie you may be believing, circle it. If you are having trouble identifying your lie here, ask God to show you - this is really where your journaling comes into play.
Continue to write down in your journal when you are angry, anxious, depressed, or fearful. Don't forget to write what "set you off" in these emotions, or the circumstances surrounding them.
Tomorrow we will look at what you have written so far - what is behind your emotional reactions.