"You’ll never amount to anything.”
“You’re not worth anything more than an abusive relationship.”
“Who do you think you are to believe that God has an amazing plan for your future after what you’ve done in the past?”
Like videotape, we replay these words spoken to us by other people---parents, teachers, friends, former spouses or boyfriends, co-workers---over and over again in our minds.
As we replay the episodes over and over again, they become ingrained into our minds and control our lives. Sadly, there are women reading this article that have been held in captivity for ten, twenty, thirty years or more by LIES that were spoken to them or about them.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Just as you can choose what clothes you put on in the morning, you can choose to ‘put on truth’ by making a conscious effort to replace the lies that play like videotape through your mind with the truth that God speaks in His Word about you.
Rather than focusing on the lie that you are worthless, you need to think about and focus on the truth of 1 Thessalonians 1:4:
“For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you.”
Instead of listening to the lie that you aren’t capable, think about Philippians 4:13:
“I can do all this through Him Who gives me strength.”
Rather than believing the lie that you have no future, quote Jeremiah 29:11:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Both lies and truth are powerful tools, each carrying the power of life and death. The amazing thing is that both are within your reach. The choice is your: “Will you believe the lies you’ve been told or the truth in God’s Word?”
The life that hangs in the balance is your own, and the determining factor is whether you choose to “put on” truth or keep wearing the rags of lies.
What are you going to wear today?