Posted by: mylovingheart | February 25, 2013

Do You Believe in You!


It has been said often that the truth will set you free.  Do you ever think about what is the truth about yourself?  It is easy for your mind to tell your heart a number of lies about who you are.  Over a period of time you then actually believe it.  You can then create an entire mindset around all those lies and make excuses for why you are the way you are.  I don’t think there is anything more emotionally painful than facing the truth about yourself and your behavior.  Because it is painful, most people run from it.  I know I do.  It is fairly easy to face truth about someone else–but when it comes to facing ourselves, we find it much harder to handle.  It can be quite easy for me to use an excuse to have a certain behavior or mindset:  “If Ed hadn’t gotten sick and died, I would not be faced with all this grief.” “If I didn’t have all this grief, I would be happier.” “If I wasn’t so stressed out about work, I would be more relaxed.” If I didn’t have to do it all on my own ….”  If! If! If! If!

“If” and “but” are two of the most deceptive words that get planted in our minds.  What I had to discover was that one of the reasons my problems were defeating me was that I thought  they were bigger than God.  I know that was the reason why I had such a hard time facing the truth.  I knew that it was more than ever a faith issue that I did not think God could change me.  It prevented me from facing myself completely.  I am learning that it is not as difficult now for me to face a truth about myself when God is dealing with me, because I know that He can change me.  I have seen time and time again what He can do, and I trust Him.  What I have to do is not make excuses, but admit when I have done something wrong.  To not try to justify myself and my actions.  Truth is light and it will set you free.

What I had to discover is that something in your past–a person, event or circumstance that hurt you–may be the source of your wrong attitude and behavior, but don’t allow it to become an excuse to stay that way.  You have to let that go and not let yourself believe that is who you are.  Throughout this process I have asked God to start showing me the truth about myself.  When you do, you better hang on! It is not easy, but remember, He has promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”.  He wants so much for you to believe the truth about all the treasures that make you the beautiful loving person that you are and take you on a path that is full of His promises!


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