I was asked recently what I thought the big lies women believed were. Oh, there are so many. But, I think they fall into the following categories. Let me know what you think.
Lie 1. Who I am and what I struggle with is the same thing.
If I fail, I am a failure. Our struggles don’t define us, they refine us. God determines who we are; our struggles can be used to clarify His life and character in us. If we assume we are our weaknesses, we will live in defeat. We are who God says we are, not the culmination of how our weaknesses and struggles make us feel. Describing who you are always begins with “I am” not “I feel.”
Lie 2. Who I am and what I do is the same thing.
We are human beings, not human “doings”! Our identity is not based upon what we achieve. Our identity is based on what God did for us. If we base our sense of self on our abilities, profession or status, when and if those change, we are left disoriented as to who we are. We base our identity on that which never changes-the Truth of Gods Word. We simply receive who we are “from” God, not achieve a status “for” God.
Lie 3. Who I am is not good enough.
When we are “performance” driven rather than “provision” driven, we live with a “not good enough” mentality. We tell ourselves we must perform to be accepted-God tells us He has performed on our behalf and His provision is sufficient.
Ultimately, believing we need to be “more” shows we believe God is not enough - we trust ourselves and our opinion of ourselves more than we trust God and His opinion of us.