There are all kinds of lies that we believe, lies about who we are. Others tell these lies and we believe them, but often we convince ourselves of these lies about who we are not. We are talking about LABELS, which is the title of a series we began this weekend at The Community.
You go in a store and you see all kinds of labels, brand names and descriptions. The same is true of people. Everyone seems to have LABELS. Jock. Beauty Queen. Super Spiritual. Good for nothing. Loser. Winner. Stuck up. Better than thou. Sicko. Pervert. Criminal. Druggie or Drunk. Humble. Forgiven. The list goes on.
Think about LABELS, and then join me to find out the truth.
You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Our enemy is a liar. I have no problem saying that, but putting it in to practice is another thing. It is easier to believe the lies that Satan tells than to believe what God says. Remember what God says about His kids:
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
The things that were true about me have changed. I am changed. Yet so often our past and the lies we have been told we totally buy in to. Some of those lies came from people we cared about or people who were in authority over us. Some of those lies came from inside of us. We’ve let our failures and our weaknesses define us.
Something has to change. I want to challenge us to let that change happen soon, even now. Mull over what God says is true about you now. Then make a choice. Will we believe and live like what God says or will we continue to believe the LABELS that I have bought for so long?
For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.
The Son of God was sent with a purpose. The purpose was to change us, to change our destiny. It is time that we begin to live by what God says. His labels are true. All other labels are lies!
NOTE: Thanks to friends at www.potsc.com for allowing us to use their art work. Check out their website, and how awesome it is really be People of the Second Chance. More to come...