Friday, October 16, 2015

31 Days of Life Coaching - Day 11

31 Days of Life Coaching – Day 11

How to Exchange Lies for Truth – Part 2

A couple of days ago I talked about lies we believe. Identifying lies and replacing them with truth is life changing. So I think the topic deserves time and attention. And, since I am a Christian, and since my life coaching training is built on a Christian perspective, I believe the Truth of God's Word can be tremendously powerful in refuting lies.

I had a friend who spent a month recording the lies she believed and the corresponding Scriptural truth. She took a yellow legal pad with her wherever she went. On one half of the paper she wrote the lie as she became aware of it, on the other half she wrote The Truth from God's Word. This is an exercise worth our time and effort. Whether you spend a month concentrating on lies and truth, or you make this an ongoing process, this is an extremely valuable exercise. Lest we forget, The Truth can set us free!

Here are some examples of exchanging our lies for God's Truth: <--click a="" to="" tweet="">

Lie: Nobody really loves me.

Truth: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Lie: I am fat...ugly...unattractive...different...not as _________ as others (fill in your lie).

Truth: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14
Lie: How could all this bad stuff happen to me? God is clearly not paying attention. I'm sure He's forgotten me!

Truth: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Lie: God doesn't care about me. He has far more important things to worry about.

Truth: Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:7
Try identifying the lies you’re believing. Record them. Then challenge them. Go to God’s Word to find the Truth. Bible Gateway is a great tool for this Or you can just Google simple searches like, “What does the Bible say about God’s love?” You’ll find the Internet has great resources.

Coaching Question of the Day
What lie are you believing? What Truth can you find to refute your lie in God’s Word?

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