I think our world is schizophrenic. One minute it’s telling us we are not good enough. The next minute it tells us we are amazing beings with limitless potential. It’s no wonder our generation is confused and looking for validation in all the wrong places. Our lives get turned upside down because of the lies we believe.
Here are some truths that can help you sift through the lies.
God created us perfect.
He created us to live forever in the perfection He created. But then we believed a lie that God was not good and He did not have our best interest at heart. We believed a lie that God was trying to spoil our fun and keep us small. Because of that one act of selfish disobedience, the whole world is in chaos.
God could have said, “Well it’s your own fault, that’s what you get for disobeying Me”. Instead, He put into motion a miraculous plan to save us all from destruction. He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for us and pay the penalty that our sin demanded. The Bible says that God makes us all new creations. The old is gone and we have a brand new day that we can walk in.
To find life, you have to lose it.
What a contradictory statement. It’s like an upside down pineapple cake. When you bake it, it looks like you’ve got the recipe all wrong. I mean the pineapple is at the bottom, that can’t be right. But then after you bake it and turn it over, it’s a beautiful, delicious cake. It’s the same with truths about God’s way of doing things. Statements like, “The first will be last and the last will be first” seem upside down. How can you find life by losing it? It’s all upside down. But in reality, when you begin to see things from God’s point of view, it makes perfect sense.
Our world tells us to make a success of our lives. It tells us to make as much money as possible and hide it away for a rainy day. It tells us that our worth is measured in how big our house is or how fancy our car is.
But that’s exactly the type of lies we believe. What Jesus meant when He said, “To find your life, you have to lose it” was this: You can experience true joy and fulfillment when your life is not about you. When you make your life about others, then you can truly live.
If you need help discovering God’s truth among all the lies whispered to us, we can help. When you know God, He helps you to see truth. To chat to someone about this, click on the link below or on the pop up.