One of my greatest struggles in life has been overcoming lies. Family passes lies on to us, society spreads lies as truth, the whispers in our heads push lies, and frequently, we give the lies to ourselves.
Over the years, I have faced many lies. Some of them come out of the abuse I experienced. Others, I feel, are straight from the devil who comes to “steal, kill, and destroy.” If we believe the lies, we become less than we are meant to be. If we believe the lies, we will move away from our destiny and full potential. We begin living the lies as truth, and the devil laughs at his win.
Some of the lies I have experienced…
- ”You have no value.”
- ”You are unloved.”
- ”You are damaged goods.”
- ”No one will ever love you.”
- ”You don’t deserve anything good.”
- ”You are too far gone for healing or to be saved.”
- ”You will not amount to anything.”
It can be easy to believe these lies especially if your home lacks love. Unfortunately, these lies can grow into even more destructive lies. Eventually, “you have no value” turns to “you might as well be dead” or “no one would care if you were dead.”
Please know, all of these are absolute lies. Everyone has value. You have value. Sometimes we are born into families that don’t understand love or cannot love. That is on them. That is their need for healing. You have value and a purpose. You are loved!
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16-17 ESV
If you don’t believe Jesus loves you or that it is too cliche, try asking Him. If you wonder where he has been, please remember that He frequently works through people. Is there someone in your life who has been trying to reach out to you? Maybe a grandmother that puts Bible verses in your birthday cards. Or an aunt who invites you to Sunday School. Or a neighbor who invites you to church events. Maybe you have been too sad to see them? Please don’t give up. You are worth the fight.