Today’s exhortation – biblical healing of ungodly beliefs (UGBs)
The first thing we must always remember about ourselves is that God loves us and wants nothing but the best for us. However the best for us is to be like Christ and so part of God’s plan is to transform us into the image of His Son. In order to be transformed into the image of Christ, our thinking has to change so it lines up with God’s truth and not the facts of our experiences. Facts in our lives are those undeniable situations that are present now or have happened. But there is a higher truth which is God’s truth! His truth is what His word says about the situation we may be in. The thing about God’s truth is that it’s not seen by the natural man who is looking at the facts, but the spiritual man who is not looking at the facts, but at God’s power to change the situation.
Eg. In the miracle of feeding 5000 people with five loaves and two fishes, the disciples saw only five loaves and two fishes and said it wasn’t enough. Jesus saw it and said it was enough. They saw facts but Jesus saw the power of God to use the little to do great things. Here are some typical UGBs most of us have –
A) Rejection- I don’t belong; I’ll always be lonely; the best way to avoid hurt is to be by myself; no one will love me, just myself.
B) Unworthiness, Guilt & Shame – I’m not worthy to receive anything from God; I’m a bad person; I’m the problem;
C) Others – my best years are behind me; I’ll always have financial problems; I messed up my life; I’ll always be insecure, shy, fearful; I’m all alone; God loves others more than me; God only loves me when I do right; I can never love again.
Please pray and ask God to show you other areas in your life you carry ungodly beliefs and list them. We’ll pray tomorrow.