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Let’s Just Laugh At That. I took author Steve Backlund’s advice and laughed in the face of lies that had been holding me back for years. So simple, yet surprisingly effective.

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!

Try it:

Ha ha ha… aaahhh.

Would love to hear how laughing at lies works for you.