I believe that Satan tries to tell us many lies that will distract us or tear us away from the truth that God wants to share with us. I think one of the lies I bought into early on in my ministry was I had to look bullet-proof, no struggles, and have all the answers. I have no problem now saying I have struggles, I cry, I get overwhelmed, and I am ok saying I don’t know to a theological question.
I think I believed this was the best way to minister was to buy into this lie. How could I actually answer a question about God, Jesus, or The Holy Spirit with I don’t know? How could I share that I have doubts or confusion at times in my walk? What if I told people I struggled with depression and anxiety would they still want me to be their minister?
However, when I really began looking at the people God worked through in the Bible it became crystal clear that it is in our weakness that He is strongest! That these things I struggled with didn’t disqualify me from the ministry but actually made it possible for God to work through me in an even greater way! I chose to stop believing the lie that I had to have all the answers and have no struggles and started believing the truth that God wanted to use me in a big way, to go into the world and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
What lies have you bought into in the past?