"The first step to freedom is to give up lying."

I recently started a series called "I Am Free" based on the words of Jesus: "and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32 NLT). Through study I have realized that many people are not free, or do not get to enjoy life because they live in a world of lies.

While lies destroy and enslave you, the truth transforms lives, the truth sets you free. The truth is powerful. How important it is to learn to live in freedom, but many do not understand it and are reluctant to change due to the paradigms they have acquired during their lives.

We get used to bad habits, traditions, the words that people of influence in our lives told us or say to us. These are some lies we have believed:

"In my family it has always been done like this."
"I'm good for nothing."
"I can not change".
"You will never make it."
"I am too young or old to do it."
"I don't think I have a solution."
"Nobody is going to hire me."
"I am very ugly or ugly."
"The fault is…"
"I'm very poor".
"The rich are complete."
"I have no luck".
"Nobody listens to me."
"I have no friends."
"I can't learn."

To overcome the lie in which you have lived you need to face it with the truth, and the truth is what God says you are. For example, there are people who say "I have no talents", that is a lie. The truth says that "You are God's workmanship created for good works", the truth says that "God has given gifts to men." You need to own the truth and walk in it. You find the truth in the wonderful Bible.

The truth takes us out of our comfort zone, so we resist and prefer to continue living in lies. The lie does not require us to change while the truth shakes us.

What are the lies that you have told yourself?

Do you really believe that they are true?

Do you think that you cannot abandon them?

If you want to experience true freedom, you need to renounce the lies that you have grown up with. The faster you experience freedom you will be able to rise and achieve your dreams. You cannot achieve your dreams while you are living in prison or prey to your lies.

Will you go on living in lies or will you embrace the truth?

What steps will you take this week to begin living in the truth?

Today is the best day for you to start making your list of the lies that you have told yourself and face them with the truth. Today you can start living in freedom.
In love and leadership,

Pedro Sifontes
Coach and Speaker
Follow me on: @psifontes