Lies – where do they come from?
Others can tell lies about us but I’m not talking about those sort of lies. I’m talking about the ones that we keep alive inside of us.
A living lie is like that of a rusted old chain to bind you, to choke you and to break you. The living lie is subtle with its remarks of how you aren’t worth anything, or how you always make mistakes, and everyone notices them.
When you want to move away from the living lie, it is attached to you, and stops you from going too far.
So, where does the living lie inside of us come from? Why does the subconscious keep telling us something that is not true about ourselves? Is that truly where living lies start? Or is it our heart that continues to tell us false meanings or possibly the soul? Or does it come from some other source?
I’ve lived with living lies as many of you have and still might. They tear you down and never build you back up. They keep you from who you truly are and keep you trapped with bindings of anxiety, guilt and self-hate.
One cannot truly live out their story if they continue to live out their lie. The lie is the false self, the double mind, the destroyer of lives. It is meant to do one thing and it is to keep you from living out your story.
I wrote a post called Live out Your Story. It struck a chord with many who read it which I am glad. The first step to living out your story is to be aware of the lie inside of you. Once its found out it is hard for it to continue but make no mistake it will splinter into several more lies in attempts to try and tear you apart inside.
I know this to be true, not only because I’ve experienced it but because I’ve witnessed so many others who have experienced the living lie as well.
The living lie can be stopped but it will not be easy. There are ways to overcome it but it starts now. Dismiss the living lie, forgive yourself, and others. Let whatever is holding you back go. Stop worrying about how others see you. Be who you are. Stop trying to figure out what is wrong with you because maybe that is a lie in itself.
Don’t focus on the living lie either – it’s better to ignore it and focus on Living out Your Story.
by D.W. Rigsby
Image Credit: Rusty Chains by Matt Clark
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