Therapy & Theology: “The Lies We Tell Ourselves” Part One and Part Two – Lysa TerKeurst

32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 ESV

When we are called to testify in a court of law, one of the first required actions on the docket is to be sworn in before we utter a word. That swearing in is a public declaration that we vow to, “Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth … so help me GOD.” Interesting way to complete that attestation in a public forum and with one hand on the Bible.

And when we tell the whole truth, there really is nothing else to remember. No other details or sidebar conversations or footnotes need to be added in. Because the truth speaks for itself. In fact, they say that if you just speak the truth you don’t have to remember any false details. In other words, when you speak fabrications (nice word for lying), you have to force your brain to remember all the sordid details in order for it to sound halfway plausible. The problem with that is you are unlikely to remember it word-for-word the second or third time you have to repeat it. And that’s when it gets ugly. The unraveling does that.

So, when it comes to preaching to ourselves, and yes, that is a thing … we can really mess up the original GOD-breathed narrative He spoke over us. The truth becomes convoluted and polluted with garbage. We begin to believe the lies of the enemy: unattractive, not smart enough, lacking education or talent, skills, intelligence … the list is endless.

Come and sit with Lysa and friends (counselor Jim Cress and theological director, Dr. Joel Muddamalle) as they remind and help us to weed out the untruths that we may have recited over the years about who we are and guide us to receiving what GOD declares over His Daughters.

I love you to Heaven and Back, Girlfriend ~~

LindaRJohnson, TitusTwo Visionary

*Thank you to Lysa TerKeurst, Jim Cress, Dr. Joel Muddamalle | Therapy and Theology for this.

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