I can’t even begin the count the number of ways I’ve had psychological lies thrown in my direction – and those are just the ones that have bounced around inside my own head. I don’t care who you are, what group your belong to, what degrees you might hold, or what level you imagine yourself to have achieved, you have absorbed so many of these lies that you have learned to make a comfortable place for them in your life. For instance, you might have come to accommodate many falsehoods by using the common excuse, “I can’t help it … that’s just the way I am!” Yeah, I also know what it is to play the victim. On the flip side, you might have taken a more aggressive approach by owning some of these deceits as being part of your personality.
By the way, if you suspect at all that I’m personally targeting you and your accommodated network of lies, you might want to take a closer look at what it is that is prompting your reaction. The thing that stirred me to write this came from a recent dialog with a friend … and I can’t even remember what the specific thing was that made it memorable enough to comment on. You see, the specific set of lies we’ve accepted doesn’t have any bearing upon the truth that we’ve somehow incorporated it into our thought processes. The ugly part of this whole thing is that we’ve been intimidated into accepting any part of the lie as defining our lives. My friends, Christ has already put the thing that is built upon lies to death. Right now, recognize it as such, for you have the mind of Christ. Stop giving the psychological fabrications of the world any credence regarding your own life. Don’t let the lies of the world intimidate you into some crazy attempt to define yourself.