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Faulty Beliefs

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A LIE IS A FABRICATION of the truth, but the lies I believe are valid. To me. 

 

It is for this reason that I argue with, or at the very least, I hesitate when God leads me a certain way that is contrary to my best judgment.

Of course, this makes what I believe right and what God says wrong. 

 

I have come to believe the Lord wants me to be amoral, to stop thinking about what is right and what is wrong—much like my parents treated me when I was a child.

 

God simply wants my obedience, a full-blown acceptance that he knows what is best for me and the world. 

 

When I look closely at the lies I believe, it appears that I accepted them without thought because they lined up with what I already thought, which could have been opinions rather than truth.

 

And with previous lies I believed, and still, unfortunately, find myself believing, it appears that I added them to “The Gospel According to Me” as a way to avoid some sort of pain, either at the time or as a safeguard for the future. 

 

Either way, lies always lead to death.

They will not set me free like the truth found in God’s Word.

 

If only the Lord would give me a frontal lobotomy so I could always believe his Word! 

Instead, God has chosen to take me on a journey of discovery.

My truth is being tested against his Word, and each time I see the difference, I have a choice to make.

 

This is where I can see how much I value my own opinions, my lies. 

 

And then the Lord waits, while I go through the gyrations of trying to be right, to justify my opinions, to hang onto the lies that led to the counterfeit strategies I developed to save myself from—well, at the core of it all, to protect myself from dying.

 

To save me from other people’s judgment.

To save me from looking stupid.

To save me from revisiting those places in which I was once inspired but failed.

To save me from believing a God in whom I know I should trust but do so little. 

 

Oh, that I would trust a faithful, loving, and trustworthy God more than I trust my lies. 

But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Mark 9:22-24

 

James 1:2-18, Galatians 5:18, Romans 15:13, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Hebrews 11:1, Romans 10:9

 

It is always my intent and hope that my words may encourage you wherever you are in your journey.

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If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.–Jesus(Mark 4:23)

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