This is such powerful wisdom! The enemy desires to destroy the life that is choosing to live in relationship with Jesus Christ or choosing to make strides towards God when life seems to be beating them down. The enemy knows our weaknesses. As women, he knows that we struggle with taking in lies (either spoken over us or implied by others), carressing those lies, meditating on those lies and eventually making them a truth in our lives.
What are some of the untruths that we tend to believe about ourselves?
I am unworthy of love.
The things I've done could never be forgiven.
I am not good at anything...not useful.
I am the only one feeling this way.
God is punishing me because of my sin.
I experience abuse because I deserve it.
I can't change.
God couldn't possibly hear my prayers.
Let me say this right now: These are lies straight from the pit of hell!! The enemy wants you to believe these lies about yourself because, when you do, you live a defeated life. When you accept these lies as truth, you give the enemy power over you. The only way to take back power from the enemy is to verbally (out loud) speak truth over yourself....God's truth.
We cannot begin to refute and refuse the untruth until we know what truth with which to replace it. Where do we find truth? God's Word. God's truth is held within the promises He has given to us in the Bible. Here are some of these truths:
I am God's child. (1 Peter 1:23)
I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the blood. (Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 9:14, Colossians 1:14, John 1:9)
I am a new person. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
I am delievered from the power of darkness and brought into God's kingdom. (Colossians 1:13)
I am redeemed from the curse of the law. (1 Peter 1:18-19, Galatians 3:15)
I am blessed. (Deuteronomy 28:1-4, Galatians 3:9)
I am a saint. (Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:2, Philippians 1:1)
I am holy and without fault before Him. (1 Peter 1:16, Ephesians 1:4)
I am God's chosen. (Colossians 3:12, Romans 8:33)
I am strong to the end. (1 Corinthians 1:8)
I am brought near by the blood of Christ. (Ephesians 2:13)
I am victorious. (Revelation 2:17)
I am set free. (John 8:31-33)
I am strong in the Lord. (Ephesians 6:10)
I am dead to sin. (Romans 6:2 and 11, 1 Peter 2:24)
I am overwhelmingly victorious. (Romans 8:37)
I am joint-heirs with Christ. (Romans 8:17)
I am sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. (Ephesians 1:13)
I am in Christ Jesus by God's own doing. (1 Corinthians 1:30)
I am the recipient of God's wonderful kindness. (Ephsians 1:13)
I am complete in Him. (Colossians 2:10)
I am crucified with Christ. (Galatians 2:20)
I am alive with Christ. (Ephesians 2:5)
I am free from condemnation. (Romans 8:1)
I am qualified to share in His inheritance. (Colossians 1:12)
I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude. (Colossians 2:7)
I am spiritually circumcised from my sinful nature. (Colossians 2:11)
I am a fellow citizen with the saints and a member of God's family. (Ephesians 2:19)
I am built upon a foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:20)
I am like Christ here in this world. (1 John 4:17)
I am in God's family. (1 John 5:18)
I am His called, chose and faithful follower. (Revelation 17:14b)
I am overtaken with blessings. (Deuteronomy 28:2, Ephesians 1:3)
I am His disciple. (John 13:34-35)
I am the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14)
I am the salt of the earth. (Matthew 5:13)
I am made right with God and healed with His wounds. (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:24)
I am sharing in His divine nature. (2 Peter 1:4)
I am chosen to live a holy life. (2 Timothy 1:9)
I am God's choice possession out of all creation. (James 1:18)
I am chosen. (1 Thessalonians 1:4, Ephesians 1:4, 1 Peter 2:9)
I am an ambassador of Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
I am God's masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works. (Ephesians 2:10)
I am God's most precious possession and the apple of His eye. (Deuteronomy 32:10, Psalm 17:8)
I am healed by the wounds of Jesus. (1 Peter 2:24, Isaiah 53:5)
I am being changed into His image. (2 Corinthians 3:18, Philippians 1:6)
I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places. (Colossians 2:12, Ephesians 2:6)
I am reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:18)
I am loved by God. (Colossians 3:12, Romans 1:7, 1 Thessalonians 1:4)
I am one in Christ. (John 17:21-23)
I have the mind and attitude of Christ. (Philippians 2:5, 1 Corinthians 2:16)
I have received an inheritance. (Ephesians 1:11)
I have access by one Spirit unto the Father. (Hebrews 4:15, Ephesians 2:18)
I have overcome the world. (1 John 5:4)
I have eternal life and will not be condemned. (John 5:24 and 6:47)
I have the peace of God which is beyond understanding. (Philippians 4:7)
I have received power, the power of the HOly Spirit; power to lay hands on the sick and see them recover, power to cast out demons, power over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt me. (Mark 16:17-18b)
I live by and in the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:2)
I live in obedience to Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:13)
I can do all things through Jesus Christ. (Philippians 4:13)
I possess the greater One in me, because greater is He who lives in me than he that lives in the world. (1 John 4:4)
I press to reach the end of the race to receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is call us to heaven. (Philippians 3:4)
I press on to triumph in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
I press on tos how others God's goodness. (1 Peter 2:9)
I am created in God's image. (Genesis 1:26 and 28)
God loves me unconditionally for who I am. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8)
I am precious. I am priceless. I am redeemed by the precious blood of Christ. (Psalm 49:7-8, 1 Peter 1:8)
I am a saint of God. I am justified. (Romans 5:1)
I am sanctified. (Hebrews 10:10, 1 Corinthians 1:2 and 6:11)
I am a prince (princess) in God's kingdom. (Psalm 113:3-8, 1 Peter 2:9)
I am a child of God. I belong to God's family and household. (John 1:12, Ephesians 2:19)
I am a son (daughter) of God, adopted into His eternal family. (Galatians 3:26, Ephesians 1:3 and 5)
(taken from Oaks of Righteousness class)
Print this list off and carry it with you. As you get dressed in the morning, say them aloud to yourself in the mirror. As you drive to and from work, eat your meals, go to church, lay down to sleep, etc...When the enemy tries to sneek a lie into your mind, refuse to accept it, pull out this list and begin to verbalize it out loud. You see, satan cannot read your thoughts. You must speak out loud in order to refute him!
The more you speak God's truths about you over yourself, the more you will begin to believe them! God has made you in His image to do mighty things in His name! The enemy wants nothing more than to stop you....don't let him! God's truth is more powerful than the enemies lies!
It's not an overnight mind-cleanse. It will take time so, as Patsy says, "Repeat often!" Keep at it. Don't give up. Let God's truths about you wash you of the lies you've believed in the past!
Be encouraged this Monday to believe God's truths!
"Truth About Me"