“Days will come when you don’t have the strength
And all you hear is you’re not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved. But if they truly saw your heart they’d see too much”
“Praying that you have the heart to fight Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you’ve held inside so long
But they are nothing in the shadow of the cross”
This song really speaks to me, and many of us, because it deals with those things we say deep inside, to ourselves. Many of the lies we believe about ourselves are the ones we tell ourselves. We think, if only I were better at this, then that would be easier.
We also allow our outside experiences to validate the lies we are telling ourselves. For instance, we may look at a job rejection as an indication that we really aren’t qualified for anything beyond the dead-end job we have now. So we allow ourselves to give up.
What would happen, though, if we let these lies and insecurities come to light? If we were truly honest with how we feel, and really looked at what we say to ourselves, what would we discover? I think that is the hardest thing to do. It’s easy to listen to someone else saying negative things about themselves and tell them not to be so hard on themselves, but we turn around and say the same things to ourselves.
Any negative talk, especially negative self-talk, is directly from Satan, and he uses it to distract us from the truth. John 8:32 says “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” There is a huge amount of freedom in the truth, and when we discover the truth of who we are in Christ, we gain an infinite more amount of freedom. Satan wants to keep us in bondage, so we can never reach our full potential in Christ.
“You were made for so much more than all of this.”