I knew the thoughts I was thinking were lies. I could tell by the self-condemnation and false accusations. Still, they wouldn’t stop coming to mind, and no matter how I tried to steer them in a different direction, these lies of the enemy were running rampant. They were beginning to paralyze me, make me question myself, my worth, and much more. That’s when I did what I knew had to be done. If I couldn’t hear the truth myself, I needed to talk to someone who could speak it to me.
My thoughts were beginning to paralyze me, make me question myself, my worth, and much more.
It’s like in the show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. When the contestant can’t figure out the answer to the question, they have the option to use a “Lifeline” and call someone who they are confident can give them the right answer. Sometimes in life, we need to do the same thing; we need to find someone who can give us the truth.
I phoned my sweetheart, and he did just that. Because of his encouragement and right perspective, I was able to quit a job confidently, knowing doing so didn’t mean I was a horrible, inconsiderate person. It actually meant I was full of faith, ready to embark on the next journey God had for me. He reminded me I matter, too, and it was ok to stop one thing in order to pursue something else that is more in line with my passions and dreams. It doesn’t make me selfish to do what I feel is best for my life. He told me the truth I needed to hear to move forward in confident faith, doing what I knew was right but wasn’t able to wrap my thoughts around in the moment.
Do you have a person? People? Those who you can call in the midst of a battle with your thoughts and the enemy’s lies who can speak truth into the situation? Who can speak life to you when you can’t seem to speak it to yourself?
The enemy likes to bombard us with lies and deceit to keep us stuck in our current situation, paralyzed and confused.
We are called to be in relationship – to invest in trustworthy, godly community for times such as these. It is important to have people you can call when you have a prayer request, when you need a listening hear, or when you need to hear truth spoken over you and your life.
Do you have these types of people? If not, I challenge you to find them and keep them close.
If you do, I encourage you to drop any pride or fear of asking for help, and use them when you need them.
And most importantly, be sure you are rooted in truth yourself, so when someone uses their “Lifeline” to call you, you can help them win their one million dollars.