Archive for November, 2013

November 4th, 2013

Chapter 3 of “You’re Already Amazing” by Holley Gerth

 

~A lie my heart sometimes still hears is: I’m not good enough. I’m ugly.

 

Lie #1: “I Have to Be Perfect”  :S

 

not the Western definition of “perfect”

in Hebrew perfect means “complete, mature”

 

Lie #2: “I Need to Be More Like Her”

 

share, care, prayer. Don’t compare!

 

Lie #3: “I Don’t Have Anything to Offer”

 

Lie #4: “Being Confident Will Make Me Prideful and Selfish”

 

Lie #5: “I Am Who Others Say I Am”

 

A lie I’ve believed: I’m not good enough. I’ll never be her, have what she has, etc.

 

The truth God wants me to remember instead: I AM good enough. There is only one me. I must be the best me I can be and not compare myself to someone else.

 

Scripture that shares this truth: Psalm 139

 

More in depth:

 

1.  Lie #1: “I Have to Be Perfect” How does knowing “by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy” (Hebrews 10:14) change Lie #1 for you? What does God want us to pursue instead of perfection?

 

It isn’t about me being perfect, but about God making me holy. He wants us to purse holiness, His purpose, His Will, Himself!

 

2. Lie #2: “I Need to Be More Like Her” Who do you tend to compare yourself to? What helps you focus on who you are in Christ instead?

 

Those friends and family who have children. I wonder if I did something. Am I cursed or something? :S I am not her! God has a plan for me. It isn’t the same as the others!

 

3. Lie #3: “I Don’t Have Anything to Offer” What keeps you from “putting your truffles on the table” for God and others? If you had no fear about the worth of what you had to share with the world, what would you do?

 

Scared of the reaction. I know I didn’t do whatever it is the same way. I’m not good enough! So many things! Maybe that is part of my problem with my writings. I’m scared to share them with other people. Maybe I’m not as good of a writer as everyone says I am. They must be biased!

 

4. Lie #4: “Being Confident Will Make Me Prideful and Selfish” What’s the difference between insecurity and humility?

 

Insecurity is another for of pride.

Humility humbles itself in all things. :)

 

5. Lie #5: “I Am Who Others Say I Am” What have others said to you that has impacted the way you see yourself? What does God say about you instead?

 

“You’re ugly!” “You’re fat!” “You blimp, etc.”

I am beautiful. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. He has great things in store for me.

 

6. Are there any other lies you’ve become aware of that you need God to replace with the truth.

 

Not sure right now.

 

7. Write a prayer.

 

Daddy God, thank You for what You have revealed in myself so far…the lies I have heard and believed. Continue to reveal any and all lies I have believed in my life. Help me replace the lies with Your Truth. Cover me in Your love. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!