What lies are you believing? Recently I was challenged to take a good long hard look in the mirror and ask myself this question. What I’ve learned in last 10 years in the pursuit of my dreams is if I’m not moving forward in my life it’s my fault, it’s my thinking and my beliefs that are shaping my choices, actions and habits that have landed me in my current circumstances. I am always the variable. SO when I was asked this question and dug in deep, I was floored to find out that even after 10 years of relentlessly working on myself, there were still very strong beliefs that were holding me back. The thing about lies is they are so sneaky, they’re in your own voice or simply a silent subconscious thought, literally if you are not stopping and asking yourself this question then challenging them to find the truth, you will not detect them and you will go on living feeling stuck and frustrated. I have demolished so many in my life, some of them were easier than others; “ You are not good enough to lead others, you are a bad mom, you have nothing valuable to say, someone else will make you happy, nobody likes you, you will be worth more when you weigh less, people like you don’t make it in business, you will never get away from your party girl past, you need alcohol to have fun, and money is bad” those are a few that I have battled hard. Sometimes they creep back in but because I have put in the work to seek out the truth, it’s easy to squash them back down. Even if you have done this in the past I encourage you to examine your thoughts and beliefs, figure out where the lies are and then fight them hard with the truth. Wrote Down in my journal last night…”what lies are you believing, Shanna?”
I went to bed with no Answer. During quiet time the next morning I heard “you are average” ——> that is not truth!!!
‘Average’ definition – mediocre; not very good.
Here’s the TRUTH: “…I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful….” Psalm 139:14 NIV
So there it is, that’s the lie that’s currently keeping me tied down. This one is especially sneaky because average doesn’t sound so bad. It’s a lie. I’m not. And either are any of you. ❤️❤️❤️