a few weeks ago, my pastor said that when we build our lives on a lie, it spreads its tentacles out and it affects everything--affects our behavior, our ability to live good and healthy lives, our ability to be well. it is a form of spiritual oppression, having a foundation of a lie for your life.
an example of a lie like this might be:
i am not good enough.
true intimacy is impossible for me to achieve.
i can't let _____ go.
i am not really loved or known by anyone.
God does not hear me when i pray.
lately, with the help of the Holy Spirit, i've been beginning to root out the lies that have sneakily twisted their way into my life. it feels very liberating. i've spent a lot of time on my knees and a lot of time biting my tongue. i want to continue this process because i believe it will have a sort of ripple effect: truth will ripple out through my life as i continue to identify lies that have been tricking me and ruining my life.
what lies have you been allowing to rule your life?