Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Are You Believing Lies About God?

Our approach to God is conditioned by our concept of Him, whether accurate or distorted. ~Graham Kendrick

Most Christians would agree that God is loving, forgiving, caring and always with us.  Yet, when it comes to our personal, intimate relationship with Him, our concept of God can be quite different.  We may have a hard time believing He is willing to forgive us when we hard done something really bad.  Or, we may think He has abandoned us when we feel alone.  We might even envision God as being mean and rejecting, or hard to please. All of these are lies about God. 

So, why would anyone believe lies about God?  There are many different reasons our understanding and perception of God can be distorted.  We may have been told from a very young age that God is out to get us if we get out of line.  Or, we may have had a hard-to-please parent and naturally project this image onto our heavenly Father.  For some of us, our intellect gets in the way.  We just cannot seem to believe that God cares about every detail of our lives.  It does not make sense; therefore, it probably is not likely.  Or, problems in accepting, forgiving and loving ourselves can make it extremely difficult to receive God’s love or believe that He could possibly love us. 

Our life experiences and deep-seated emotions all contribute to our belief system.  We may know in our hearts the truths about God and His character, yet we consciously or unconsciously believe lies about Him.  When the lies are dispelled in the light of the Truth of His Word, our lives change dramatically.  We draw closer to our Heavenly Father.  We know we are loved, accepted, secure and significant in Him.  It is the more remarkable experience in the Christian’s life aside from salvation. 

A believer who knows who they are in Christ and the truth about who God is, is empowered to live the abundant life Jesus died to give us.  The truth dispels all darkness. The truth sets the captive free.  The truth brings healing, peace of mind, and empowers the Christian to live in victory every single day.  The lies about God and the believer are all dispelled by the Truth of God’s word.  May every believer grow in the knowledge, understanding, and acceptance of the Truth that makes us free!

Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved. Written by Krystal Kuehn.
Co-founder of New Day Family Couples Counseling, MI and

The most important belief we can possess is a true knowledge of who God is. The second most important belief is to know who we are as children of God. ~ Dr. Neil T. Anderson

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