I don’t know about you, but I was caught in a web of lies that totally dictated and nearly destroyed my life. I didn’t understand just how powerful the deception and lies about who I believed God to be really were and how these lies resonated deep within in my soul.
I gave my life to Christ in the hope that I would find freedom from the lies that held me captive. I didn’t find freedom, however, because I was still believing lies that Satan had set into motion early in my life.
Lies shaped my beliefs. I felt that I needed to measure up, clean up my life, erase, or do enough good works so that my past could be forgiven. I was physically, emotionally, and sexually abused as a young adult. This left me feeling out of control. I fell into promiscuity as way to feel in control of my life.
For as long as I can remember, I have never felt accepted by anyone in my life. I believed I was unworthy of acceptance. These lies became demons, which became my reality, as I believed them. I was tormented by these destructive beliefs and lies.
As a toddler, my father left; this made me feel abandoned. This left a large hole in my heart. So the lie this created was that if my earthly father could find nothing in me worthy of love, then how God could find anything redeeming in me to love and accept?
Once I came to True Life – Discipleship Counseling, this all changed for me through the Truths that I came to understand. Through the counseling and discipleship, I learned to believe and allow these Truths to be written on my heart. They are now replacing the Lies that once nearly destroyed me.
Kim D., Bel Air, MD