Monday, May 14, 2012

LABELS: lies vs. truth

Sunday I continued sharing with The Community Fellowship from the series called LABELS.  This idea came from People of the Second Chance ( that shared the fact that many people believe lies told to them or lies they tell themselves.  The last few weeks have been eye opening and encouraging as I hear people talk about putting away lies and replacing them with truth from God.

Today was the same and talked about how many mothers believe they are a failure.  That is not true.  God is still changing lives including yours and mine.  God says:

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.

Here are some things that we talked about today.

the lie --- you are not good enough because of where you have been
the truth --- Ephesians 1:4 -- I have chosen you before the creation of the world.

the lie --- you are too broken to be used by God
the truth --- Jeremiah 32:27 -- I am the Lord, the God of all mankind, is anything too hard for me?

the lie --- you are weak if you need help
the truth --- Matthew 11:18 -- Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest

the lie --- you are not what a man is supposed to be
the truth --- 1 Timothy 6:11-12 -- Oh man of God… pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness, fight the good fight of faith

the lie --- you are unworthy of romance
the truth --- Song of Solomon 2:16 -- My beloved is mine and I am his.

the lie --- no one likes you, you are the slowest person, why don’t you just quit?
the truth --- Romans 8:37 -- In all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us.

the lie --- no one will ever love you
the truth --- John 15:9 -- As the father has love me, I have loved you.

It is time that we believe what God says.  Satan is a liar.  That is his character and his way.  I pray that God gives us the ability to tell what is true and what is false.  I pray God will replace the lies we’ve believed too long with the truth He’s shared since the beginning of time.

NOTE:  Thanks to Katy Martin and some of her friends from Virginia Tech’s Baptist Student Ministry who inspired some of today’s message.

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