“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket” (always have a back-up plan…I wonder how much energy/time/emotional investment I’ve wasted on back-up plans?)
“Nothing lasts forever”- (Unless you make it.)
“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” (Well, you can’t bank on them.. but if there are eggs.. there will eventually, be birds. Even if it takes a few nests full....)
“Don’t get your hopes up.” (This never works. By the time I’m telling myself this it’s too late.. I’ve already gotten my hopes up and am trying to not be disappointed. Wasted a lot of energy on this one, too. What if I DID get my hopes up? Sure- I may be disappointed… but I would be anyway.. wouldn’t I? I think this steals the joy from waiting….)
“I can’t….” (My first response to almost any challenge- usually followed by a tirade of reasons why I can’t.. but the truth is I won’t know, until I try)
“I have to….” (Do I really HAVE to do all the things I think I do? Probably, not.)
“I’m too________.” (loud, talkative, colorful, noisy, hyper, scattered -insert your own lie here-) (Maybe I’m this way for reason.. even for a divine purpose….maybe you are too.)
“I’m not __________ enough.” (educated, experienced, credentialed, mature, good, -insert your own lie here-) What if these things don’t really matter? Honestly- I’ve avioded a lot of things because I simply believe I wasn’t enough...
What if I am? What if I’m NOT? But HE, is?
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesian 3:20-21
What if I stopped trusting what I think .. and find out?
What if you did?
Are there lies that taunt and haunt you? Do you believe them?
What are they? Let’s give em the boot and the truth- together!