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10 Lies We Believe vs. the Truth of God

Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and counsel. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.

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Have you ever heard a lie that you knew wasn’t true, but yet, you still believed it? Have you ever felt like the media (through TV, films, magazines or ads) was deceitful? The world has so many messages coming at us from every direction. Not only that, most ARE from the prince of the world and the father of lies…Satan (John 8:44). Some lies we frequently hear are “You aren’t thin enough,” “You aren’t pretty enough,” “You need the next best thing (you can never be satisfied enough),” and the list goes on.

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” –Psalm 119: 105

The result of these lies is a deterrent for the people of God to not follow their God-given destiny. This is the tragedy–when we BELIEVE the lie. We all fall in this trap in one way or another ; we are all sinners, so no one is exempt. We all have been lied to and all have sinned. It says in the Bible, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” –Romans 3:23

How do we respond to these lies? As people of God, we need to use the resource God has given us. The Bible (also known as the acronym: Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth) is filled with the truth. The Word is the Lord’s inspired words, His holy instructions on how to live the BEST life of truth, love and peace.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…” -2 Timothy 3:16

We need to combat the lies with the truth. When we fix our eyes on Jesus our Savior and glorify God in our lives, the enemy has to flee. (James 4:7) The lies we tell ourselves and the lies from the enemy are like the fiery darts and the living water (Jesus and the Word) extinguishes those lies. (Ephesians 6: 10-18, John 4:10)

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” –James 4:7

Before you leave the house in the morning read a Bible verse–you will be symbolically putting on your gear, your protection for the day. When the truth is on the forefront of your mind, you will be more aware of the lies, and able to detect them and dismiss them. Imagine going to battle with no sword, no shield or helmet…that would be foolish. Just in the same way, we need to wear the FULL ARMOR OF GOD (read Ephesians 6) to conquer temptation and the lies of the world. Also, prayer is key as well.

10 Lies We Believe (and Scriptures to Combat Them!)

1. I am not good enough. (You are a royal daughter of the King. 1 Peter 2:9)

2. I might fail. (God goes before you and doesn’t want you to worry! Deuteronomy 3:18)

3.  I might not have enough money. (God is Jehovahthat means provider. He will  meet all of your needs for His glory! Philippians 4:19)

4. There seems to be no way. This is impossible. (Jesus IS the WAY. John 14:6)

5. How will I make it? Which way should I go? (Pray to God, He will show the right path. Seek His word; it will light your way. Psalm 119:105)

6. I am not pretty enough or the right weight. (God knit you in your mother’s womb and YOU are fearfully and wonderfully made! Jeremiah 1, Psalm 139)

7. I might mess up my future. (God knows His plans for you to prosper YOU and not for evil or harm! Believe that! Trust in God! Jeremiah 29:11)

8. I can sin and no one will know. (God sees all things and knows all things. Romans 6:23, Job 28:24)

9. There won’t be a consequence for my sin. (God is our Father and disciplines those He LOVES. When He corrects you, it is for YOUR good. Proverbs 3:12)

10. I am a failure. God doesn’t love me. (God SO LOVED YOU He sent and GAVE His ONE and only Son Jesus to die for your sins on the cross. There is no condemnation in Christ–You are healed by the blood of Jesus on Calvary. John 3:16)

“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” –Deuteronomy 3:10 

PI girls, if you need more help, here is an inspiring and helpful resource: The Lies Young Women Believe. On the website, you can find videos, testimonies, resources, blogs and more to help you in your faith!

PI girls, does this help you? What lies have you refuted with the Word of God?

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10 Comments

  1. Leftie

    Posted by Leftie on June 11, 2017 at 14:13

    9. All loving parents send their kids of to burn in hell for eternity when they screw up. Right?

  2. RosannaL

    Posted by RosannaL on August 10, 2014 at 04:40

    Amazin, thanks!

  3. Speak4Elohim

    Posted by Speak4Elohim on August 9, 2014 at 12:32

    One thing I would like to point out with number 6 is that, while I know a lot of people who try to be healthy, and still struggle with weight (in fact, my mom is one of them) but if you are, excuse the word, fat because you don’t eat healthily, you eat junk food all the time, or eat fried stuff all the time, that is not biblically right. Our bodies are a temple to God, and we are to keep them holy and pure for him in all ways, including eating a healthy diet. That doesn’t mean sweets are bad, and you can never have them, but if that’s mostly all you eat, please stop. It doesn’t mean YOU are worth any less, it just means you think God is not worth having a clean temple to live in.

  4. LivingforHim2012

    Posted by LivingforHim2012 on August 7, 2014 at 18:51

    Amazing article, Christi! Just what I needed to read.

    Sometimes I believe the lie that I am ugly or that I am not good enough. But then I remember that as a daughter of the King, I am beautiful and He loves me so much. It doesn’t matter what the world tells you, because the only opinion that matters is our Heavenly Father’s!

  5. poliwag48

    Posted by poliwag48 on August 7, 2014 at 18:28

    Thank you so so much for this! I feel like today it was especially sweet to hear. Thank you so so much for posting that. God bless you <3

    If anyone on here would please pray for help in my relationship with God, as well as for the salvation of my dad (please!) , thank you.

  6. ChristinaGiven

    Posted by ChristinaGiven on January 29, 2014 at 20:40

    Praise the Lord, I am thankful this spoke to some of you girls! Jesus loves you so much PI girls! <3

  7. sarahodie

    Posted by sarahodie on January 29, 2014 at 18:31

    That is an amazing book,I would definitely recommend it. I gave my copy to a friend and she did a study on it with her boyfriend!

  8. livelovetheatre

    Posted by livelovetheatre on January 29, 2014 at 03:15

    I love that book! I read some of it as part ofa girl’s small group and decided to read the rest at home 🙂

  9. Holly_Knot

    Posted by Holly_Knot on January 28, 2014 at 09:51

    Thank you so much. I have struggled with many of theses lies and this is the most helpful thing I’ve seen.

  10. Sarisa

    Posted by Sarisa on January 27, 2014 at 20:49

    Amen! Thanks so much for sharing this!!!