Leave the lies; accept the Truth

8 11 2010

“That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4: 20-24)


When we become believers in Christ, chosen heirs and an integral part of the body, we throw off our old self and run full force toward the abundant life Christ has in store for us.Or at least this is what we are supposed to do. Is that what your story looks like? I know for me, it feels like a lot of times I’m slowly meandering towards life in Christ, and other times I’m like a little kid holding on to my old life even when God dragging me kicking and screaming away from it saying ” I promise there’s something better if you just let go.” But it is the times when I am running after God, following His voice alone, that I feel most at peace, most sure of myself, and most whole, because I am filled with the one thing that makes me complete, God’s true love.


So why is it so hard to leave the old behind when the new is so much better? It’s because we live in an instant gratification world, and that’s not how God works. Our old self, life without Christ, has been “corrupted by deceitful desires,” those desires that say, “Do whatever you want. It’s all about you.” These are lies. We are constantly believing lies about ourselves and others that lead us back towards our old selves and farther from the Truth of Christ. Lies like “I am not worthy of love.” “I can not be forgiven for what I have done.” “I am better that those people.” “I deserve more.” What is your lie? What is the one thought that permeates your mind to draw you away from God? Get rid of it. In God there are no lies, only truth of His unending love, grace and mercy despite our brokenness and our humanity.


In His love,










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16 11 2010


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