Friday, November 1, 2013

Jewel Of Inspiration

BOO To The Lies!

For all the days, weeks, months and years that we have believed and entertained the lies that have led us to compare ourselves to others and think negatively about ourselves and others...I Say BOO!!

For all who struggle over and over again with these exhausting & time wasting and destructive thoughts...I Say BOO!!

BOO to the lies that linger in our heads and hearts!!
BOO to the lies that others have spoken to us or about us!
BOO to the lies that blare at us that we are not pretty enough, skinny enough, tall enough, fit enough, funny enough, smart enough, rich enough!
BOO to the lies that persuade us to thinking that we are a failure as a daughter, mom,  sister, aunt, friend, employee or believer!
BOO to the thoughts that tempt us to sin and cause us fear and shame!
BOO to the thoughts that cause us to doubt that things will ever be different or get better.

All these lies were not ours to receive!
It is time to take them to the trash can and get rid of them!

Many of us have words that were directly spoken to us or about us so very long ago and they are still affecting us to this day.  Memories and lies from words that wounded us, actions others did to us or from choices that we have made ourselves.  They haunt us.  It is time to scare them and bag them up and remove them from our lives!

One wave of a lie can ripple out to many lies and then washes over to hurt many others.
One person can a believe a lie and share it - not knowing the pain & destruction it could bring.
One ugly thought & lie can creatively try to delay or destroy the future steps of a beautiful life.

I know what it feels like to be bullied by the lies.
I understand the battle that goes on within your thoughts.
I have been there and have gratefully experienced freedom from a lot of those lingering lies and pray that for you as well.  It can sometimes be process so do not give up, do not let doubt creep in or fear rise up!

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind!
2 Timothy 1:7

It is my prayer that our eyes would be open to recognize the lies that glare at us - when we look in the mirror - telling us that image is everything and you have scars and flaws.
May we realize there is only one mirror that matters and it is the Word of God.
Take a glance at it, Renew Your Mind with it and see a different reflection.  

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.  Romans 12:1-2

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror  and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.  James 1:19-24

Know The Truth - that His Image and Word Are Everything and that is what
we should remember and reflect.
We are image bearers of God.  
"Let us make man in our image"  Genesis 1:26 NASB

Oh and those lies that have slid off our own lips.  Whether or not we meant to say them out of anger, pride, flattery, or for acceptance  - they were all spoken as damaging lies and not encouraging truth.
I pray for forgiveness, healing, wisdom, strength and control to be about us and
truth to become our delight.

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.  
Colossians 3:9-10

And finally - may we stop cooperating with the lies and thinking on them so much and instead
think on these things...

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.  Philippians 4:8-9 NIV

"Our struggle with comparison will always leave us feeling like we're lacking something.
We try to do more and be more, but it's never enough."
"You are worth the work it takes to get to the place of strength and confidence."
~ Renee Swope,  A Confident Heart, Author & Proverbs31 Speaker & Radio Hostess

You Are Loved ~ Be Inspired,
Pinky Vern

PS ~  If you comment here or on my facebook page  - Inspired Looks Ministries & Accessories - or on both places - you will be registered for a drawing to win - A Confident Heart devotional book by my friend, Renee Swope .  Along with the Word of God - this is a great resource to help overcome
the lies and doubt that try to captivate us.  


Jill Beran said...

Love your words here Vern!! Probably because I've related to many of them at some point in my life!! Love ACH and am really looking forward to the devo!! Blessings to you!!

Margaret Alberts said...

Thank you for these words of truth and life. Now, may the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that we may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. (~ Eph 1)

PINKY Vern said...

Jill - You are jewel and the Lord shines brightly through your healed life! Prayers & Love!
Margaret - such power in those words of Truth! Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us!
Be Inspired By Him!

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