Some years back I took a course on Cognitive Psychology. It was a God-send for me because
prior to taking the course my mind was a mess. My thoughts were destructive, I had no self-esteem,
I didn’t think I could amount to anything and so many other destructive mental issues.
The core principle of the course is,
“We behave and act, not in accordance with the truth as the truth might be.
We behave and act in accordance with the truth as we believe it or perceive it to be.”
There were a lot of “truths” I had to unlearn that I had picked up growing up. And the course
helped me change those “truths”. Being a Christian doing the course was a huge benefit to
me because I had met the TRUTH so I was replacing the old “truths” with His Truth.
I share this because there are so many “truths” out there and not all truth is truth.
Where did you get the “truths” you are currently holding on to?
Are they based on the Word of God or are they based on something you read on the news,
on social media or something you watched on TV and the many other sources out there?
We need to be careful where we get our “truths”
Looking at the Word I think of Gideon.
His truth was,
“So he said to Him, “O my Lord, how can I save Israel?
Indeed my clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my Father’s house.”
He grew up being told his clan was the weakest and was probably reminded that he was
the least. That’s the “truth” he adopted but it wasn’t true. God had another truth for
Gideon. And not just any truth but THE truth.
God’s truth for Gideon was that he was a mighty man of valor.
Man’s truth for Gideon was not God’s truth for him and that’s important to note.
God has a TRUTH for you that’s totally different to the truths out there. You don’t have to
live by the “truths” you have been given by people that tear you down, that tell you can’t
make it, that you will amount to nothing, that you have no future to look forward to and so
many other negative things. God has a better and greater truth for you.
It was a similar story for the woman with the issue of blood. (Luke 8: 43-48)
For twelve years she tried to find a cure to her ailment. But the answer was the same for
every doctor she went to. There was no cure for her no matter how much money she spent.
That was the “truth” she was given.
But one day she heard about Jesus and in faith decided to lay aside the “truth” she was
told for twelve years and got a hold of the real TRUTH. And once she did that she received
The “truth” she had been told for twelve years was no match for Jesus. I don’t know how many
seconds it took to touch the hem of Jesus’ garment but that was enough to nullify the “truth”
she previously held. And that’s why it’s important to go the right source for truth.
The truth we find in Jesus is more powerful than every other “truth” out there.
His truth liberates and frees.
The wrong “truth” binds, instills fear, and limits God’s power in our lives.
So as I close I want to encourage you to take a look at the truths you are holding onto.
If it’s not helping you then it needs to go.
Look to Jesus who is TRUTH.
In Him we find real truth for every area of our lives.