Whose voice are you listening to?
Does it lead to God’s best for you?
Will it help you grow?
Is it inner conviction or an inner bully?
As I was talking with friends, one began to beat herself up. It brought tears to my eyes. She is a smart, amazing human who loves God with a passion and makes a difference. Yet that voice was telling her she wasn’t enough.
One of the most powerful ways to live free is to discern the difference between what is truth and what is not. Jesus told us in plain words who we shouldn’t listen to. He describes him like this:
When he tells a lie, he speaks from his own nature, because he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
He also reminds us of this powerful truth:
You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32
Why is this so important?
It’s important because one voice leads to living free and the other shuts you down. One leads you to truth. The other wraps you in a lie and that spills over into the way you view yourself, into your relationships, into your faith, and into the way you respond to the dreams and open doors God has for you.
So how do we know the difference? Ask:
- Does this voice lead to God’s best for me?
- Is this affirming or accusing?
- Does this destroy or bring life?
- Does this lead to growth or shut me down?
Then, step into truth over that lie, for you were created to live utterly free.
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