Did you know that most of us cannot articulate core beliefs about ourselves? That’s because our childhood experiences form much of what we believe. Consequently, we lack the emotional maturity required to discern between what we perceive and what’s real. Before you decide you’re an exception to this rule, let me offer a few scenarios that might reveal otherwise.
When you think about your childhood home, were your parents over-controlling, rigid, dominating, or critical? Was there a lack of harmony in your home? If so, prayerfully read and consider the following highly probable false beliefs.
A person that guards their emotions; you struggle with trusting people and their moods. Underlying fear fuels a subconscious need to feel secure, validate your worth, and show others you are strong, independent, and can survive without help. You hate conflict but feel like you have to fight to get what you want. As a result, you often find yourself in a tug of war, trying to please others so you’ll feel validated and feeling understood and being right so you’ll feel valued.
Sweet friend, there’s no shame in admitting the truth. ALL of us are flawed humans dependent upon God to show us who we are. ALL of the above applied to me, and those false beliefs are the root cause for multiple failed relationships and many regrets in how I parented my children. The good news is, we are never too far gone for God’s redemption, restoration, and healing. The first step in living out our identity and confidence in Christ is identifying the lies that drive us the most and replacing them with God’s Truth.
👉🏻God’s power is made perfect in my weakness. 2 Cor 12:9
👉🏻God guides the humble in what’s right. Ps 25:9
👉🏻My security comes from knowing Christ. 2 Cor 1:21-22
👉🏻It is not by my power or strength but by His Spirit. Zech 4:6
👉🏻The Lord is my safety and refuge. Ps 4:8; 18:2
👉🏻As I trust in Christ, His peace will guard my heart and my mind. Phil 4:7
👉🏻My life depends on Christ; He is the vine, and I am the branch. Without Him, I can do nothing. John 15:5
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