Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lies / Truth

Updating here would take too long and to be honest, I'm not keen on the whole world knowing the ins and outs of my medical history.  But I will say that I have been going through some very hard physical trials.  I am waiting for answers right now.

I think we all think things in our minds and struggle with recognizing what is truth from God and what is a lie from Satan.  When we can recognize the difference, we can "take every thought captive" and we can triumph!  I'm sharing the exercise that helped me so much, and I hope that if it is meaningful to you, it will help you to do the same with whatever struggles you are going through. 


LIES
         / TRUTH -

1) My family would be better off without me.
 
         /  I am still a blessing to them, even in my weak state.

2) I can't handle it if I get worse.

          /  God will give me grace and strength if that happens.

3) My children are suffering, my husband is burdened.

          /  They are ok. God takes care of them. He has a plan for them too.

4) My life is getting smaller and smaller.

          /  God is HUGE!

5) I can't do all the things I planned to do in my life.

          /  God has a new plan for me. (New to me, not to Him.)

6) (related to 5) It will be disappointing. I'm missing out.

           /  There will be joy. Surprises await.

7) I'm alone.

           /  I'm never alone. I have God and I'm surrounded by a great team.

8) I am not myself.

           /  I am a newly expanded "self".

9) I am my disease.

           /  I am a child of God named Heather.


Do not think that I've got it all down and no longer struggle. I do mental battles with nearly all of these every day. It's better since I took the time to write all of these down, but Satan still throws these lies at me without relenting. But I am still fighting! And I know Who wins in the end!



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6 comments:

  1. I was researching how to save my fuzzibunz with leaky leg seams when I found you blog. I'm so sorry to see that you aren't feeling well. I just want you to know I am praying for you and you saved our diapers.

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  2. God bless you, Heather. I just found your blog when searching for a communion bread recipe that uses olive oil. I have said a prayer for you, and will pray again for you and your family.

    From the first volume of C.S. Lewis' Letters (highly recommended reading): "Who was it said that disease has its own pleasures of which health knows nothing?" As a caregiver, I know the truth of this, and I will pray that you discover some of these, as well.

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  3. Hi. Me again. I wrote earlier under Anonymous. I've been thinking about your No. 4-6 above. As one who had big dreams and a solid start on them, then suddenly lost it all, had to accept a "small" life, and know that it was going to be that for the duration, once I was thinking to God about how small my life had become, and I suddenly "heard," inside, "Merry Christmas." I had only recently started listening for His voice, and thought to myself, "How can I ever trust what I hear? That makes no sense at all." (It was summertime.) Then it was like my mind opened up further and I was shown that at Christmas, Jesus the very Son of God became small because it pleased the Father for Him to do so.

    Another time, I was given this poem by Emily Dickinson:

    The Sea said "Come" to the Brook —
    The Brook said "Let me grow" —
    The Sea said "Then you will be a Sea —
    I want a Brook — Come now"!

    And always, always:

    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
    and lean not on your own understanding.
    In all your ways acknowledge Him,
    and He will make your path straight."

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  6. Such a great advice! Lies always sound negative and truth positive!

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