Last week we began to discuss the topic of lies and what we ultimately “choose” to believe. Picking up after spending the week to stop and Selah on this thought to allow it to really absorb into our hearts and marrow, let me share my own experience with you.

The recent lies that were said against me—that you see He used for GOOD in order for me to understand this living lesson and share it with you, Romans 8:28 —which I knew immediately were so weirdly and strangely false, a few weeks later—I found myself actually pondering if any part of the lie was true!

Thankfully, as I’m accustomed to doing, I’d take each lie to my HH again, and again, and again to rid me of false guilt. Until just two days ago when I heard Him say, “Erin my Love, don’t you see that if you ‘choose’ to keep pondering the lies, you’ll soon begin to believe part of the lie? And if you believe even the tiniest bit of that lie, which you know is not only not true, but absurdly not true, because it’s not even based on any facts or truth—then you’re no different than those who originated and propagated that lie. You’re also giving power to the enemy just as they did.”

Do you see how hard this has been for me to wrap my head around this?

Also, let me give you an absurdity so you’ll have an easier way to understand because that’s what I asked Him to do next.

So, let’s say someone told you your eyes were blue, though you know your eyes are brown? You could begin by being agreeable, “Oh, really, blue?”

It’s not that they said, “When you wear that your eyes look blue” or “In this light, your eyes turn a shade of blue” but instead they give you no explanation.

So then the lie continues to go round and round in your head, and over time you start wondering, “Are my eyes blue?” and you begin to imagine maybe you see some blue hues in your eyes.

Yes, this example is somewhat absurd, but I believe that if you ask your HH to remind you of a lie that’s been said about you, something that you honestly know isn’t true, but you’ve contemplated if it could possibly be true, then I hope this revelation can put that lie to rest.

Don’t let anything said about you, or something you’ve heard about someone else erode how you feel—allowing whatever is said to steal your joy. When something is true, you know it. It's not standing in judgement of someone (because that's for God to do, even our HH didn't come to earth for that purpose), and what you hear makes you feel joyful and peaceful.

Thankfully, as I’m accustomed to doing, I’d take each lie to my HH again, and again, and again to rid me of false guilt. Until just two days ago when I heard Him say, “Erin my Love, don’t you see that if you ‘choose’ to keep pondering the lies, you’ll soon begin to believe part of the lie? And if you believe even the tiniest bit of that lie, which you know is not only not true, but absurdly not true, because it’s not even based on any facts or truth—then you’re no different than those who originated and propagated that lie. You’re also giving power to the enemy just as they did.”

Do you see how hard this has been for me to wrap my head around this?

Also, let me give you an absurdity so you’ll have an easier way to understand because that’s what I asked Him to do next.

So, let’s say someone told you your eyes were blue, though you know your eyes are brown? You could begin by being agreeable, “Oh, really, blue?”

It’s not that they said, “When you wear that your eyes look blue” or “In this light, your eyes turn a shade of blue” but instead they give you no explanation.

So then the lie continues to go round and round in your head, and over time you start wondering, “Are my eyes blue?” and you begin to imagine maybe you see some blue hues in your eyes.

Yes, this example is somewhat absurd, but I believe that if you ask your HH to remind you of a lie that’s been said about you, something that you honestly know isn’t true, but you’ve contemplated if it could possibly be true, then I hope this revelation can put that lie to rest.

Don’t let anything said about you, or something you’ve heard about someone else erode how you feel—allowing whatever is said to steal your joy. When something is true, you know it. It's not standing in judgement of someone (because that's for God to do, even our HH didn't come to earth for that purpose), and what you hear makes you feel joyful and peaceful.

"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute [report], if there is any excellence or anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things; and the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:4–9). 

As His bride, we must be different. As His bride, we don’t want to keep any lie alive nor fall into false guilt about something that is simply not true (this is what I will share about next week). Instead, rather than “giving power to the enemy” we need to make sure we use positive, loving power, HIS LOVE, HIS truth to set ourselves and others free.