January 15, 2018

Thought vs. Truth


Have you ever noticed how quickly comparing yourself to someone else can ruin almost anything? {Tweet this} A good mood, a great idea, a new opportunity, an exciting adventure, a well-earned accomplishment, or even a God-sized dream.

As soon as we start looking around at what others have done, we start criticizing what we're doing. Certainly, looking at someone else’s success can be inspiring and motivating to reach for the stars, but that's not what I'm talking about here.

I'm talking about the comparisons that make us think we can't do something and shouldn't even try; when we look at someone else's accomplishments and pick apart our own.

When we believe the enemy’s lies.
  
In her book, You're Made for a God-sized Dream, author Holley Gerth lists five lies that keep us from dreaming.

Lie #1: “Dreaming is Selfish”
Lie #2: “I Don’t Have What It Takes”
Lie #3: “It’s Too Late”
Lie #4: “I Don’t Deserve to Dream”
Lie #5: “I Don’t Have Time”

Which ones get in your way? For me, the second and third are the ones I have to work the most on. I can too easily give up because someone else is doing what I dream of doing...as if one person's success takes away the possibility that I can succeed.

To fight the lies, I have to determine what is thought and what is truth. {Tweet this}

I'm happy to be sharing at God-Sized Dreams today. Please join me there to continue reading...Thought vs. Truth.

In Christ,
Laura

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12 comments:

  1. Hooray for you writing for God Sized Dreams. I'm heading there now!

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  2. Hi Laura, your blog post is such a confirmation of the leap of faith I am taking. God bless my friend. Time for a twitter week of prayer connecting? let me know!

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  3. Loved your post at God Sized Dreams this week! So encouraging

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  4. I clicked through then came back to say thanks! This is such an encouragement to me during this time of year of goal setting. So glad God brought me here today.

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  5. This was an encouragement today - I struggle often with the “I don’t have time”. But, finally got a coach to hold me accountable and a plan to work toward my dream this year!

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  6. Laura, your third point ("It's too late") is the one that hits home with me. I don't know that I have articulated this exact sentence--"I waited too long; I missed the boat"--but that's how I've been feeling. And I think you're right ... it is a lie! Thank you for prompting me to look at my dream with new eyes!

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  7. I've gotten up in the lies I'm telling myself many, many times. Truth is always the better way, and I'm grateful God shows us that. I'm heading to GSD to finish your post.

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  8. Time is my big one. There are just so many things going on in my life it's easy to start to worry if I can get it all done instead of trusting that if it's God's will He will see to the details.

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  10. I enjoyed reading your post on God Sized Dreams. What a wonderful place to read encouraging writing.

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing such encouraging insights about our dreams when filtered through the light of Christ and that nothing can hold us back when God has called us to it.

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  12. Definitely #3 and #5. My time gets squeezed more and more every day!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!