True or false: everything you experience is a result of your own truth?
True. What you believe determines what you feel (emotions) and that determines what you do which determines what you get. The things that happen to you (your results) reinforce your belief system and so the cycle continues. This might also be called the self-fulfilling prophecy.
Here is an example: let’s say I believe that people don’t think that I’m good enough for a promotion at work. This makes me feel inferior and when I feel inferior, I feel like I have to prove myself. When I’m trying to prove myself, I over-compensate, I’m not natural, I am faking or pretending to be smarter or better than I am, but when I do this people see through me. They can tell that I am over-compensating which makes them think I lack confidence and when people see that lack of confidence they start to believe that I might be in over my head, which makes them think that I may not be good enough. So the don’t give me the promotion and I end up believing that I am not good enough.
Negative belief about ourselves can rob us of ever reaching our full potential. They paralyze us and keep us from experiencing what God has for us in life. Are you holding onto any of these negative beliefs and accepting them as true?
- I’m unworthy
- I’m unloved
- I’m not understood
- I’m inadequate
- I’m unforgivable
- I’m rejected
- I’m alone
- I’m inferior
- I’m a failure
- I’m not accepted
- I’m not capable
If you are being held captive by any of these negative beliefs, the truth is that there is a way out; you must accept that these beliefs are false. However, this is easier said than done for most of us. Getting rid of these beliefs can even feel impossible on your own. There is one simple truth that will help you: a close relationship with Christ will free you from these negative beliefs. (John 8:32) Christ is the catalyst for change. He can help you with the truth about yourself, just turn to Him. He will show you that none of these beliefs are true.
How might your life change if you knew for a fact that all of the negative self-beliefs were false?
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. phesians 2:10 KJV