“There aren’t enough hours in the day.”"I can’t do anything right.”
“God could never forgive me for what I did.”
“Other women seem to have it all together. Something must be wrong with me.”
Lies…Lies…Lies. They are all lies.
God gave us the perfect amount of hours for one day. You can do lots of things right. God will always forgive you. Nobody has it ALL together. And…NOTHING is wrong with you.
And that’s the truth. Do you believe it?
I think we as women can so easily believe lies. Lies told to us by Satan….the author of lies. Lies that sound so much like truth that we have no trouble believing them. Lies that change the way we feel about our roles as Christian women. Lies that strip away our confidence and abilities.
Once we are able to recognize Satan’s lies and embrace God’s truth….His truth sets us free!!!
I just started reading a wonderful book by Nancy Leigh DeMoss called Lies Women Believe (and the Truth that Sets Them Free). The author reveals dozens of the lies Satan tells women and teaches us to dispell them with God’s truth. (Read this book!!!)
Here are some of the lies Satan has told me in the past few weeks: “I’m not doing enough for my kids”… “I just can’t keep up with everything I need to do”… “Being a good help-meet to my husband is just SO hard”…
Oh, Satan is just so convincing. He wants me to try to be Superwoman…knowing that I will always fail.
I have to always be on guard to tell the difference between Satan’s lies and God’s truth.
When I start to recognize that I’m believing Satan’s lies about my life…I seriously tell Satan to Shut-Up! and Get Out! (We don’t say shut-up at our house…but I feel they are appropriate words to say to the Deceiver.) I then ask God to fill my heart with truth instead. Ah, it is so freeing. Just recognizing that I’m being lied to is SO FREEING!!!!
I mentioned my recent struggles to a friend of mine who told me, “Oh Laura. I’ve had a Superwoman cape in my closet for years. It just doesn’t fit. Through the years, every time I’ve pulled it out and tried it on…it just doesn’t fit. I’ve stopped trying to wear it.”
Hmm. My Superwoman cape doesn’t fit either. Every time I try to wear it I trip over it and fall on my face. I’d best leave it in the back of my closet. (or burn it!)
And…God’s truth is this: I don’t need to be a Superwoman. I simply need to be His.
How about you? Are you trying to wear an ill-fitting Superwoman cape? Do you find yourself believing lies? Have you read Nancy’s book, Lies Women Believe?
Don’t you just LOVE God’s truth!!?