There is a famous saying that says, “You are what you eat.”  In a lot of ways, it’s very true.  This saying is even more true when it comes to lying and telling the truth.  The more lies we tell, the more they take over our lives.  The more truth we tell, the more freedom we have, the more we win.  So are you feeding yourself lies or truth?

If we’re honest, we’ll admit that we’ve allowed ourselves to feed off lies on many occasions.   What do we lie about?

We strive to become the person we envy, the person who seems to have it all together.  We strive to be anyone but who God made us to be.

For You shaped me, inside and out. You knitted me together in my mother’s womb long before I took my first breath.  I will offer You my grateful heart, for I am Your unique creation, filled with wonder and awe. You have approached even the smallest details with excellence; Your works are wonderful; I carry this knowledge deep within my soul.

Psalm 139:13-14

God made us a masterpiece.  He gave us all our strengths and even our weaknesses (eating disorder, depression, anxiety, physical &/or mental handicap etc.) to make a difference and inspire those around you. Do you believe this? Do you get bitter at the weaknesses that God has given you? How do you think God can use that “weakness” to inspire those around you?

Telling the truth is one of the hardest things you can do but it can save a life.  When we start telling the truth about who we are on the inside to ourselves & others, that’s when the magic happens.  Many people don’t believe this & they’re not here today because they were beat by the lies they chose to believe. Sydney Sanders, a high school student who appeared to have it all together, committed suicide a few years ago.  She was beat by the lies she told herself.

Eternal One: With tongues bent like bows they shoot their lies at one another. Truth does not win out in this land; deceit always seemsto triumph. One evil leads to another because they don’t know who I am.

Jeremiah 9:3

Getting to know God gives you the courage to not only tell the truth but maintain it.  And there are many others who embraced telling the truth about what’s going on in the inside & they’ve saved lives.   Demi Lovato, a famous singer who started out with Disney opened up about her eating disorder & about cutting herself to her family & the world.  She’s become a role model to many young women who suffer from the same illness, by being truthful about her struggles.

Will you let lies beat you down or choose to let truth win? What do you need to be honest about?  What are the things that you’ve made a decision to keep secret for the rest of your life?  Let truth win.  Decide to be honest with someone & experience the freedom of truth.