5 Lies We Tell Ourselves

Hey guys. Hope you’re having an amazing Thursday.

I could really use your help today. I’m starting a new series in a couple weeks at Cross Point entitled “5 Lies We Tell Ourselves”. I’m wondering if you would share with me (down in the comments) a lie or two you’ve told yourself over the years that has impacted your life.

Your help is much appreciated!!!

56 Responses to “5 Lies We Tell Ourselves”

  1. Marty says:

    God won’t give me more than I can handle!

  2. Carey says:

    That I don’t have to change and am fine the way I am. I feel like this mentality shut out any room for God to move in my life and change me for the better for many years.

  3. DeAnna says:

    That I have time to “get right” with God another day or that I can worry about my spiritual life when the rest of my life slows down.

  4. Betty says:

    the only way I am valuable is by producing.( money, gifts, etc….and I wont amount to anything

  5. Aaron says:

    I can do/fix this faster/better/easier on my own than I could with help.

  6. diane1230 says:

    I can fix myself without others’ help.

    My self-worth comes from other people, not from God.

    I have to fix myself before I come before God.

    I can subsitute showing love to others by giving them stuff.

    I have to please everyone.

    My mother’s opinion of me matters more than my husband’s & those together matter more than God’s. (Can you tell there’s a theme here?) :-)

    God’s grace is unattainable for me.

    When I make mistakes, it means I’m a bad person.

    I’m not worth having a decent relationship.

    I know there are more, but those are the ones off the top of my head. God is truly spending time redeeming my heart and making me realize that He alone is the wealth of my self-worth. After that, everything else comes through His grace, which (while I might not deserve it) He gives freely to me daily.

  7. tarheeljim says:

    I’ll take care of this later.

  8. GreyM says:

    Eventually ill stop sinning

  9. Michael says:

    I can deal with if later.

  10. Janie says:

    I’m not good enough.

    God doesn’t care about me anymore because I have made do many mistakes.

  11. The biggest lie I, and I’m sure a lot of others, tell myself way too often is that I am fine on my own, that I can do it, get through it, handle it, solve it, etc., alone, with my own power, strength, and skill. Other people and God are welcome when it’s time to point the glory to myself.

  12. Chris Pinion says:

    My life doesn’t really matter

  13. ken davis says:

    I don’t need help!
    Just this one bite!
    If I ignore it, it will go away!
    I’m still seventeen!
    I am in control!

  14. Joetta says:

    I’m not valuable without someone else’s approval.

  15. Ronald Long says:

    I can’t start making a kingdom difference until…

  16. Neely says:

    I will never be good enough..

  17. This sin is okay. God understands that I want to change and stop doing it but I just can’t. (Thankfully my eyes are opened now but for years I told myself this lie)

  18. Lauran says:

    Finding peace from tragedy is measured through your faith.

  19. Spencer says:

    I gave up music for 7 telling myself lies like”your not good enough”,”you cant write a song”,”you dont have a gift for music” I lied to myself every time I thought about it because of fear of failure, not being good enough, people judging me. When I let go of the lie I was telling myself and realized it was fear and satan holding me back I was SO freed and have experienced blessings beyond what I could have ever imagined. Now realize that lieing to myself is more satan holding me back from the greatest blessings.

    On a side note- my wife always asked me to sing an play for her but NEVER would for 7 years. The day I realized it was me lieing to myself and satan pushing me away I decided to change, not live in my fear any longer and Bless my wife along with it. So I did the for our anniversary. This is 100% real. Watch the video to see the story!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzMfB0bSjfU

  20. James says:

    The center of God’s will is the safest place to be.

  21. David says:

    God can provide for the small but don’t pray for really BIG things!

  22. Gina says:

    I am not worthy of love without strings.

  23. Dustin says:

    The Great Commission only applies to those who are “called” for it (someone else – not me).

  24. Marlen says:

    That my past defines me

  25. megsonline says:

    Just one time

    This is just who I am

    I know I won’t do…

    We’re just friends.

  26. Brad Brittain says:

    Life is a story about me.

  27. Jenny says:

    I must learn individual and group systems within my family, my friends, my work place, and my church to be accepted and loved.

    I must learn God’s ultimate system to be accepted and loved by Him.

    I must move quickly from experiencing and soaking in the Father’s love to acts of service.

    I must pursue the heart of God in one particular way (namely study as opposed to nature, dance, music, etc.)

  28. Jenny says:

    I must learn individual and group systems within my family, my friends, my work place, and my church to be accepted and loved.

    I must learn God’s ultimate system to be accepted and loved by Him.

    I must move quickly from experiencing and soaking in the Father’s love to acts of service.

    I must pursue the heart of God in one particular way (namely study as opposed to nature, dance, music, etc.)

  29. Jon says:

    That I am forever defined by my mistakes

  30. Sharon says:

    “I can’t…”
    “It doesn’t matter if I don’t…”

  31. Nikohl says:

    I’ll start tomarrow..

  32. Nikohl Jehnke says:

    I’ll start tomarrow.

  33. Kristen says:

    Oh, I can’t wait for this series! Thanks Pete!

    1. God can’t use me because I can’t do X like so & so.

    2. I’m not good enough

    3. I don’t need to bother God with the smaller prayers, He has enough to deal with on His own.

  34. Sheila says:

    This is as good as it gets and I should be satisfied.

  35. Matt Wade says:

    There is a portion of Gods love in which he is withholding from me and will give me once I live better.

  36. Paul Dow says:

    Lies I’ve told myself::

    I don’t deserve anything nice
    I don’t have a voice
    I’m insignificant
    I don’t have dreams or a future
    I have no authority or power

  37. I’m a leader, I can’t be seen as vulnerable.

  38. Kelly says:

    I always thought it was funny how I would tell friends and youth, “God is your source! He is I AM! He will never leave you!” And I truly believed that… for them. I didn’t think the same applied to me. I was defective somehow.

    Other funny lies:
    God favors so and so more than me. I should get them to talk to God for me.

    If God made sugar, then it can’t be bad for you!

  39. Kelly says:

    One bite won’t hurt.
    One look won’t hurt.
    One touch won’t hurt.

  40. Nikki says:

    I’ll do it tomorrow.

  41. Dave says:

    I go to church, give generously, pay my taxes, and enjoy the blessings. God couldn’t possibly need me to do anything else.

  42. Kim says:

    That I don’t matter.
    That no one will ever care about me.

  43. Gi Divina says:

    In all honesty, you’re inadequate and no one will love you the way you are because you are a dirty whore. (after having innocence robbed at age 9) Gotten past it, though.

    Also, that you are a failure (still working on that one)

  44. Lisa says:

    #1-God doesn’t care about me…..I’ve done nothing to warrant His love or attention!

    #2-I’m not worthy or special in God’s eyes……I’m just one in a billion!

  45. Julie says:

    If I praise you Lord during this storm you will answer my prayers and bring healing.

  46. The lie I told myself for many, many years that blocked me from really knowing God’s peace and love, grace and mercy was that God could not love me because of who I was; that I was unforgiveable. It was satan’s way of preventing me from the ministry God called me to: singing, writing and sharing God’s love.

  47. John Wallace says:

    #1: My job/payckeck determines my worth.

    #2: My sin makes me second-rate/low-class/ can’t-be-used/not good enough

  48. jason says:

    that God is not allways allways there or here

  49. Jordan Jones says:

    That being comfortable is the goal. / That there’s not an Enemy who is after my destruction and wants me to find fulfillment in anything besides God

  50. frank says:

    God has bigger things to deal with then my small crap so I’ll just try to handle it myself.

  51. Yeah buddy says:

    I only need God in the hard times.

    Emotions are dumb.

  52. Lori says:

    It’s not hurting anyone.

  53. Amy says:

    That I’m unforgivable and unlovable.

  54. Steph says:

    Just this once…

    No one will ever love you.

  55. Cindy says:

    That my choices don’t affect my kids that much. Choices in music or friends or words, the food I eat or don’t eat, the beverages I drink or don’t drink.

    My pastor is currently telling himself what I believe is a lie…that in order to preserve the vision God gave him, he must be in control of everything.

  56. Mike says:

    That I’m Not Good Enough

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