Day 6 struck me like a ton of bricks. Not because it is something I am facing now, but it is something I have faced many times before. Here I am going to be very vulnerable with you. Here is a list of some of the major lies Satan plagued me with over the years:
- You weren’t pretty enough (My Beautiful, Messy Story)
- You aren’t worthy of their love
- You will never amount to anything (Following God’s Still Small Voice)
- You will never change
- It is too late to find love
- They will never accept you
You would be lying to me if you said you never felt any of those lies during your lifetime or at least a variation of it. Read this next section and meditate on it. It is directly from Annie F Downs lips and words of her devotional:
You hear a lie, you treat it like truth, and it begins to define you, like a label. And then you cat out of that label. It’s a vicious cycle that can be treated only by a heaping dose of truth–the real stuff. That’s why I love the Bible. In His Word, God has already given you all the label you need, and that’s how we learn how to treat ourselves and each other. Friend, it’s time to stop listening to Satan’s lies and labels so you can hear the truth.
Annie F Downs
100 Days to Brave (Page 15)
Oh how I can feel the pages with my stories of acting out of labels, just as you probably can as well. But Annie is right. The truth–the real stuff– is in the pages of the book God has gifted us with. Here are a few verses I use to battle my labels everyday:
She is clothed with Strength and Dignity and laughs without fear of the Future.
God is within her, she will not fall.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
There are so many other truths within the pages. Open it up and discover what truth God has for you today because:
- You are Pretty Enough!
- You are Worthy of their Love!
- God has such plans for you!
- You can change and become the woman (or man) of God he sees in you!
- You are Loved!
- God accepts you for who you are!
Remember that My Braves,