I was shocked at how many lies I was hearing. Before, during and after an activity, a sharing time, an interaction with our children, and even in my own quiet time, I had lies telling me to quit.
So I realized I needed to break free from these lies that want to entangle me, but how? Replacing lies with trust in God. Again, how? I am a practical person, I need real steps, real actions, not just theory.
As I prayed and pondered I came up with these three steps to counter the lies I am battling. I have been applying this for several weeks now and it is helping, it is not always easy, it takes effort, but it works.
First, I confess my battle.” Lord, I am feeling like quitting again. I am not one hundred percent sure what You want me to do, but since so many of the lies I hear want me to quit, I will press on.”
Secondly, I declare my trust in the Lord. “I trust You to lead me and me give me strength to do what You have put on my heart to do. Not my will, but Your will. Not my strength, but by Your Spirit that lives in me.”
Lastly, I take a step. “I will continue by (small, specific step). I will be diligent until you clearly close the door. Amen.”