As I was working with a client on her belief system. I had her identify what some of her beliefs were. As we were working through some of the lies, we ran across one that indicated, “I’m not smart enough”. So, I probed a little and asked where did this stem from? She indicated to me, “I do not really know, but I do recall when I was a little girl I was always taken out of class and had to review certain concepts in another classroom by myself”. She had a slow learning disability and because of this memory she developed the lie, “She was not smart enough”.
I recall a situation in my own life that I could identify the same lie. I believed the lie because my stepfather would always tell me, “You’re not smart enough and won’t amount to anything.” So, with this being my step father telling me, that knows me, then he is correct in what he is saying. It was not until I decided to go back to school to get my undergraduate degree that I realized that this was not correct. I had to request my transcripts from my High school and a previous college I had prior gone to. Once I received the transcripts, I was amazed at the grades that were on them. I had called the school and asked them, “Are you sure this is correct, and are you sure there is not another Sandy Pagan out there? The grades were all “A’s”.
Our beliefs create patterns in our lives that can paralyze us. Our perception becomes our reality, our life experiences shape us in the good and in the bad. Without even recognizing it we do not even realize why we’re acting a certain way. Or why we continue to do the same things over and over again. This is based out of our belief system. It is like we have signed a verbal agreement and are bound to it.
Signed and said, “Yes, this is correct information about me. By signing this agreement, it becomes a legal document in our minds that we feel bound to what it says. I cannot tell you how many lies go through my mind on a daily basis. It feels like torpedo’s being launched waiting to see which one will land and explode. It can become exhausting trying to combat those lies. Especially if you do not have truths to combat them with. So the key is identifying the lies and combatting them with truth.
So I want to ask you, “Are you living out what was spoken over you?” Have you signed the verbal agreement that makes it an official document that you’re bound to today?
- What is a lie that you have been challenged by and want to work on?
- Create a truth statement and agree on that!
I want to hear from you, tell me what is a lie that you have been challenged by and want to work on?
And, YOU shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free! (John 8:32).
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