5 Lies That Prevent Forward Movement

Five deadly lies that will prevent you from

moving forward,
making progress, and
achieving your calling!
  1. Unworthiness — I have nothing to offer.
  2. Insecurity — What will they think about me?
  3. Unforgiveness — Unforgiveness is a prison.
  4. Guilt — Carrying guilt is a heavy load.
  5. Fear — Fear keeps you in your comfort zone.

Unworthiness

“No one would listen to me.”
“I have nothing to offer.”

Sure the enemy wants to keep you here! Do you know what you are doing when you live according to your feelings of unworthiness? You are allowing the enemy to make you useless! The only thing that is true about you is what God says, and He says you are worthy! Is that enough for you to say yes? (See John 15:13.)

Insecurity

“What will they think about me?” 

People come and go. They love you when you perform well and want to give up on you when your performance is poor. It’s all about you, isn’t it? Your reputation is the only thing that matters. Guess what? There is a greater security than other people’s opinions of you. It is the security of being in the hands of God! (See John 10:29.)

Unforgiveness

Unforgiveness is a prison. As long as you are holding a grudge against yourself or someone else, you will never feel worthy enough to ask God for more than you can ask, think, imagine, dream of, or fantasize! (See Ephesians 3:20.)

Guilt

Carrying guilt is a heavy load. It is like trying to run in a marathon with a 40-pound weight on your back. Have you ever seen The Biggest Loser? After the contestants have lost 50 to100 pounds, they are required to carry the weight they have lost on their backs. Jesus already carried this for you! Carrying your own guilt is like choosing to carry the lost weight on The Biggest Loser instead of putting it on the luggage truck. Foolish! It holds you back. (See Psalm 38:4 and Matthew 11:30.)

Fear

Fear keeps you in your comfort zone. Really, we should fear our comfort zone because it makes us complacent. God can’t accomplish His greater plans through your life if you are stuck in place because these plans are WAY bigger than your comfort zone! (See Exodus 14:13.)

God has a purpose and a plan for you! Today, what will you do to expose lies and stand in the truth?

*There are many lies. Here you find five of them.


Love vs. Lust

Love is blind until the end of time … or until the other person grates on your nerves. Then you will see clearly all of those things that drive you crazy that you skipped over at first. Your vision was kind of hazy in the beginning, before you were able to see clearly. Your love was blind. Blind love does not see any faults, but sooner or later they do come up—and that’s when you hit the rocks.

Marriage gets hard because at first you didn’t scrutinize. Your love was blind, so you bought lies. You only saw what you wanted to see until the lust wore off and all you were left with was the real person underneath.

Lust will blindly accept another’s flaws at the expense of family and friends. Lust will throw others under the bus to defend itself, but in five years, the people who were in lust will be complaining of the very things you noticed and warned them of. You told them; you reminded them; you shared with them; you sent up flags. You told them there may be despair in their future, but they wouldn’t listen. Their ears were clogged. They were blind. They couldn’t see anything but what they wanted to see. 

It’s not faith. No, it’s flesh. It’s not love; it’s lust. Lust hides the flaws because the attraction is so strong. But love deals truthfully with every flaw. It doesn’t hurt others to defend the ones you love. Instead, it works together to find unity in the will of God.

Truth or Trash App


Imagine a day in your life when you are no longer affected by what others think or say about you! This game will change you! Download this free application today and find freedom in the truth!

When I was young, I was called stupid and was abused in my own home. Sure, I heard some good comments, too, but I didn’t know how to discern which comments were actually true. I felt worthless. I carried insecurity into my adulthood, and it hurt my relationships.

Throughout your life, many people will have their opinions of you. Some will like you. Some will not. It’s hard not to feel rejected or unworthy when people turn on you or when you fail. People’s opinions and your own opinion of yourself are simply that—opinions! Opinions are subjective, not God’s truth.

When you are a child of God, the only thing that is true about you is what God says about you. Paul said, “Let God be true, and every man a liar” (Romans 3:4 NIV).

To help children and adults quickly recognize the difference between someone’s opinion or general facts and God’s absolute truth, we developed the game “Truth or Trash.”

Truth is what God says. Trash is anything He does not say. Trash can include facts and opinions. After you have played the game, practice discerning the difference between truth and trash in your daily life. We all encounter negative talk. Ask your children, “What did you hear today that was truth? What was trash? How do you know?”

Before you know it, you all will be able quickly to discern truth from trash! As you recognize trash and replace it with truth, words will no longer burden you.

As you identify trash in your own life, please share with me how you have replaced it with God’s truth!


The Truth or Trash iPhone App is OUT!


We have been working on this application for months and the concept for years! We are so excited to introduce the application. If you have an iPhone product, we hope you will check out the FREE App.

Please consider sharing this free resource with your friends, on your blog, on Facebook or Twitter, with your pastor, your children’s pastor, your co-op, or in any other ways you see would be a great fit!

Love, Sheri