The enemy lies to kids. He takes Early Life Experience, makes up a Lie about it, and tells a kid that is who he is. And that’s who he’ll always be. The enemy says stuff like:
- No one wants you.
- You always mess up.
- No one will ever help you.
- You have to figure it out alone.
- You’re worthless and unlovable.
You can’t get lower than lying to a kid.
Because a kid accepts a Lie as though it were Truth.
Psychiatrist Alfred Adler suggested that we spend our lives striving
to overcome the sense of inferiority created by our own fictional finalism.
Spiritually speaking, the enemy’s lies color how you see the world. If left unchallenged, these lies act as a filter for your current experience.
in a way that confirms your core belief about yourself. That is, you …
“play it again, Sam.”
But The Lord gives you Do-Overs so you can correct your beliefs to match His!
Your current behavior is a First Clue about what you believe about yourself. For instance, when your relationship goes sideways, which of the following describe what you do?
- I attack
- I blame
- I criticize
- I leave
- I defend
- I clam up
- I withdraw
- I get quiet
- I avoid conflict
- I become cold or aloof
What you feel is your Second Clue to what you believe about yourself. Let’s talk about feelings next time.