I’ve been perplexed lately about the disparity between how I think I’m being perceived and how I’m actually perceived.
This mental evaluation was activated by a compliment someone gave me that was completely opposite of what I believed to be true. It made me question whether I failed to recognize negative self-talk and it was now running, unnoticed, through the corridors of my mind.
One of the devil’s tools is to whisper lies into our ears about who we are. He customizes the accusations and even causes others to reinforce the message until, finally, you AGREE and accept it as truth. Once we agree with the lie, it can take root and begin its destructive purpose.
Why would the devil attack self-image?
If he can keep you focused on what you’re not, what you don’t have, who you aren’t, talents you don’t have, how you look, the abilities you don’t have, etc. then he is ultimately keeping you focused on YOU.
You cannot be focused on YOU and focused on God at the same time. Poor self-image keeps you distracted and wondering what other people think of you!
Common Lies of the Devil
- You’ll never be good enough
- You aren’t love
- You’re unworthy of love
- No one will ever love you
- You’re a reject
- Something is wrong with you
- You’ll never be…
Get your definition of yourself ONLY from the Word of God and eliminate all thoughts that contradict who Jesus says you are!
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8 ESV