Do you remember that game Two Truths and a Lie? It's usually played as a mixer to help people get to know each other. How it works, is when it's your turn, you tell two truths about yourself and one lie. -except no one knows which one the lie is and everyone has to guess. It's actually a lot of fun as a game, but honestly I believe we not only play this as a game but as a game in life. There is a lie that we are disguising as a truth and we tell ourselves that lie everyday. We just might be so good at it that we don't even recognize it ourselves.
Let's begin with the Two Truths:
Truth #1: Everyday we tell ourselves that the sun will rise tomorrow and therefore we make plans for the future.
Truth #2: Everyday we tell ourselves that when we feel hungry, we need to satisfy that hunger by feeding our bodies with food.
Yes! These are the basics of life and not only in the natural realm, but the spiritual realm as well. These two truths are good. We should make plans for the future and we should feed ourselves, but what happens when these two truths become askew?
What happens when we make plans that are in opposition with God's best for our lives or we feed our spirits primarily of worldly thoughts and ways? This leads us to the Lie that we tell ourselves every day.
Now before I tell you what that lie is, I need to give credit where credit is due. My youth pastor Gene Poppino had taught us on The Lie waaaaay back in the 1990's and I'm glad to say that his teaching has stuck with me ever since.
Gene's definition of The Lie is that someone or something other than God can satisfy. This is based off of the passage in Romans 1:25. I decided to clairify this definition a bit and change the wording from God to Jesus. Only because it seems that now more than ever many will acknowledge that they believe in God, but do they believe in Jesus as God?
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the creator -who is forever praised. Amen. Romans 1:25
The Lie We Tell Ourselves Everyday:
That someone or something other than Jesus can satisfy.
Why is it so important to recognize The Lie playing out in our lives? The Lie brings separation from God. The Lie brings discouragement. The Lie brings hopelessness. TheLie brings emptiness. The Lie brings lack.
None of us want these things on our path in life. So what will we d