It turns out that we believe a lot of lies in our friendships with each other. These are just a few that need to be stamped upon and disregarded.
1. Everyone else has more friends than us, and therefore they don’t need us in their lives.
2. No-one could/would ever fall in love with us.
3. We have to be busy to prove our worth.
4. Our worth and value are in the fun we have, the amount of friends we have, the amount of times we go out and do things with others.
5. We will not be as used by God as other people.
6. Other peoples friendships are better and deeper than the ones they have with us.
7. Everyone else is having more fun.
8. We can provide everything someone needs.
9. We need one person to meet all our needs.
10. Our mates have too many friends already and don’t need us hanging around.
11. Being funny, clever, witty and articulate are the things to aim for in life, and if we are none of these things people won’t like us anymore.
These are lies. They are not true, they are falsehoods, they are not in line with reality, they are big fat stinking lies.
For some of you reading this, you’ll be thinking, clearly these are lies. For some of us, life isn’t all that simple. I guess these lies all come from forgetting that our worth and value lie in the fact that we are beloved children of God, that He is the one providing the moments we live in each day, and that He calls us to live a life of love to all around us, rather than worrying about the lists of friends we have or don’t have. True living is based around the brilliant example set out for us by Jesus himself. True living is reaching out to others, acting out of something bigger than self interest, submitting to someone elses ways of doing things. I want my mind to be renewed from it’s lies, I want to believe and act on the Truth. I want to keep stamping out the lies.