The Invisible War

Are you in denial? Why?

God Has This Today

Let Go of Your Self-Defeating Lies

Day 4 of the series: Devotional by Rick Warren.

Let Go of Your Self-Defeating Lies

We lie to ourselves all the time: “I haven’t gained any weight. I’m not hurting anyone. No one even noticed.”

But one lie is more dangerous than most: “It’s not really a problem.” You tell yourself that your finances aren’t a problem, your marriage isn’t in trouble, and your temper isn’t out of control.

‘If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. ‘
1 John 1:8

Lying to ourselves is the number one way we mess up our lives. The Bible says, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8 NIV). Sin causes us to deceive ourselves, and deception causes us to sin.

Behind every self-defeating act…

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2 comments on “The Invisible War”
  1. Let us ask for the grace to be honest, especially with ourselves.

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    1. Amen Sally, sometimes honesty with ourselves is the hardest thing to do. Which leads to the problem of forgiveness, how can we forgive ourselves if we live in denial? Jesus forgives us because of us endless grace, and He commands we forgive ourselves.

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