For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Learning to reject the lies. What lies are you talking about? The lies that others tell us? Or the lies we tell ourselves?
Today I’d like to share what I’ve learned and talk about the lies we tell ourselves and how to learn to reject those lies and replace them with the truth.
I received an advanced copy of the book, “Enough: Silencing The Lies That Steal Your Confidence” by Sharon Jaynes. I initially read the book in March for the book launch, but am reading it again and participating in an awesome online study with Sharon and thousands of incredible women. It’s amazing to me the different perspective I have reading the book this time around. It’s been so freeing to learn and accept this shared wisdom and God’s truths for my life. I can’t thank Sharon enough for the wisdom she has imparted on me over the years. She has been a God send for my life.
This book teaches about the battle for our thought life and equips us how to fight back and ultimately win the battle. We have to learn to change the way we think and how to see ourselves and our circumstances through the lens of Gods truth. As we learn to see ourselves through Him, we can reject the lies of the enemy.
Sharon teaches in chapter 4 that negative chatter distorts and distracts us from our destinies. Many of the negative thoughts we think have been in our minds for a long time. We might not know how they started and they can become “strongholds.”
A stronghold is a thought pattern that forms in our mind, holding us hostage to faulty thinking. It could be as a result of a traumatic event or even repetitive faulty thinking over time. Sadly, these thought patterns can take over your mind and rule your life. What may have been meant to protect you can actually end up becoming a prison.
Strongholds come in many forms and are used by the enemy to deceive us and keep us in sin and bondage. These strongholds become our reality when they become a habitual pattern. Strongholds can be things such as negative thinking, overeating, drinking, drug abuse, excessive shopping, or promiscuity. The list doesn’t end there.
Sometimes we can’t even recognize these strongholds because we’ve grown so comfortable with them. They have just become a part of who we are. Strongholds cannot be destroyed in our own strength. We need the power of the Holy Spirit to demolish the strongholds in our life.
We can combat strongholds and overcome them through the Holy Spirit and God’s word. As we learn the truth and guard our hearts and minds with it, we can win the battle over our mind against the enemy. We must learn to recognize the lie, reject the lie, and replace the lie with God’s truth.
Through Christ, we have the power to take every thought captive and make it obedient to God. Once we learn to reject these lies and choose to believe God’s truth, we will no longer be held captive to a life less than God’s best.
I know I’m tired of living less than God’s best for my life because of my own strongholds, aren’t you?
I had to make an intentional decision for my life. I’ve taken a stand and have decided that I have had ENOUGH of the enemy’s condemnation and lies and I am going to fight with everything I AM to take my life back.
Thankfully I now know that I am not alone and that my strength comes from Him. I have an amazing community of believers in the body of Christ who love me, accept me, and support me in the battle. . . Just the way I AM. But ultimately I know because of His spirit living inside of me, I can do all things through Christ.
Father God I come to you in the precious name of Jesus and thank you for this life that you have so freely given to me. Lord, please forgive me when I lean on my own understanding and strength. I’m losing the battle when I fight on my own. But God, when you are with me, I feel your strength and power moving on my behalf.
Father, fill me with your spirit. Empower me with your truth. Cover me with your protection. Use me Lord as you see fit for your kingdom. I thank you for my life and for loving me. I thank you in advance for all you are doing through this study. Help me to recognize the lies, reject the lies, and replace them with your truth. In Jesus holy name I pray. Amen.
Are you ready to start rejecting the lies of the enemy and know that you are enough because of the spirit living inside of you?
Get your copy of Sharon’s book, Enough today! You can get a copy from her website https://sharonjaynes.com/product/enough/
You can also get subscribed to her Enough Bible study here: https://sharonjaynes.com/bible-studies/enough-online-bible-study/