I’ve told you before, and I’ll tell you again (like right now, duh)
You and me, each one of us is an incredible act of creation, endlessly complex, biological and physiological miracle. We are nothing less than stunning reminders of God’s love. Each one of us a beautiful jumble of emotion and thought and dreams and hopes and endless possibilities.
Think that’s pretty great news?
So why aren’t the lot of us flat out dancing in the streets? Why aren’t we doing all the crazy, meaningful things we were created to do? Why can’t we do the impossible like the kid trying to lift a too-heavy pumpkin over his head?
How did so many of us grow up to be so fearful, guarded and no fun to be around?
It’s the lies.
Lies get us down. Make us blind. Angry. Pitiful. Ashamed of the very gifts we were given by our heavenly Father.
I know. I have been smacked down and flattened by so many lies I had to wear those cut out paper doll clothes for like three weeks. (just kidding, those things don’t come in my size lol!)
But, seriously, comments people make about me can stick like velcro. Conclusions I draw in moments of doubt can terrify. Fears often cloud my vision and squeeze the joy right out of my heart. Not exactly a trip to Disneyland.
Truth is –what we see doesn’t effect us as much as what we believe. Any crazy notion can rock our world as long as we think it is true.
Unfortunately, the unconditional love of almighty God ends up shimmering like a tree in the rain. In the raging storm of doubt we aren’t sure if He ever there for us at all.
The good thing about God – He is truth.
His love is boundless. His mercy everlasting. His promises glorious and unbroken.
Yeah, I know, life is tough. We get stressed out. Even freaked out. Let’s face it, sometimes we all just get just plain down and out.
I am telling you, there is another way to walk through the mess that life can be.
We can choose truth. God’s truth.
- Know the truth. Learn it. Speak it. Get a hold of it first thing every day.
- Take out the trash. That’s right. Throw out the lies the minute they enter your head. Confront the lies you see around you with whats true, even if you just journal it down.
- Stand by what you know. Don’t let someone steal your truth with intimidation. Go ahead and celebrate it even if are alone. Don’t worry. Truth can stand on it’s own.
- Repeat number one over and over again.
Talk about it. Think about it. Even sing about it.
Trust me. God is truth. He will not us down.
We may end up dancing in the streets after all. 🙂