If what we believe is not producing joy, peace, and hope, at some level, it’s a lie (contrary to God’s Spirit), so why pay attention to it? Same goes for things that are true but not Truth…
I tend to struggle with constant reminders of how I messed up. Replaying scenarios over and over in my mind, imagining what I should have done differently, or not done at all. Not a good feeling. And not one bit useful.
Now, instead of constantly slapping myself over failures, I learn from them, fix what needs fixing, surrender what I can’t fix, and move on. And laugh, as the Truth that God can work all things out for good flicks on the light and sends those dirty lies scurrying like cockroaches. Hahaha
I am freed as I trust that God can fix the things that I can’t. I use the remorse for pain I’ve caused or damage I’ve done as prayer ammo rather than wallow in human sorrow that is not only pointless but destructive (2 Corinthians 7:10).
I am also freed by the confidence that when I repent, God flings my offenses as far from His memory, ‘as the east is from the west‘ (Psalm 103:12). This blows my mind every time I think about it.
As if that weren’t awesome enough, it bears repeating: our astonishingly big-hearted Father works ALL things out for the good of those who love Him and live according to His purpose for us (Romans 8:28). He is so amazingly good! At EVERYTHING!
Pick a lie, a fear, or even a ‘truth’, and laugh it to scorn:
‘I don’t have what it takes’. Ha!
‘My past defines my future’. Hee Hee!
‘I have an incurable disease’. LOL
Some things may be true, but they aren’t TRUTH.
The TRUTH is:
God is Bigger
God is Stronger
YAHU!!! God is ABLE!
Ha ha ha… aaahhh.
Would love to hear how laughing at lies works for you.