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Writing Prompt #3


The biggest lie I’ve ever told…

…is that I’m unlovable.

Though I knew it was untrue, my heart believed it, so I repeated it to myself over and over and over. Or maybe… my heart believed it because I repeated it to myself over and over, etc.

I’m so thankful I was wrong. I’m so thankful for the people God has placed in my life who love me, not in spite of myself, but as a whole human being — an imperfect, flawed, sometimes irritable, sometimes difficult, and frequently ridiculous human being.

Why is it so easy to lie to ourselves?

A friend challenged me once not to say anything to myself that I wouldn’t say to her. It was truly an eye-opener for me. Not only would I never tell another human being that she is unlovable, but I would never even think that! I just don’t know of any human being that is unlovable! So why would I think I am the exception?

What an ego I have, eh? πŸ™‚

God, help me never to repeat such lies again.

From the shores of Wicket Lake,


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12 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #3”

  1. Hi Sarah
    I missed your own response to the writing prompt somehow…I wondered if you had added your answer after answering the prompt? It was very moving! You come across as a very lovely person and I am sure there are people who know you and love you to the core.

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      1. I think you made a very important point though because it is a lie that causes a lot of pain and damage.
        I try to remind myself of how much value our Creator places on our lives to have paid a price so high for us.
        Comprehending how precious our lives are in His eyes and absorbing how very much He loves us is a great foundation.
        I also look at some of those who are portrayed in the media as beautiful and successful – some of them are quite depraved in reality – yet they may be absolutely secure about themselves and think they have been blessed with beauty or wealth because they are special. People are sometimes secure about themselves for all the wrong reasons!!

        Others who have wonderful qualities in their hearts may have no self-esteem because of the way this harsh world has treated them. And yet in God’s eyes they are very beautiful and make him delight in them. Living life confidently that it is God’s view that matters can energise us can’t it.

        Meditating on how trying to be like Him, so others will recognize parts of his personality in us and be drawn to those wonderful qualities…makes our heavenly Father all the more pleased and proud of us and makes us beautiful not just in His eyes, but also to other right-hearted humans.

        I am only worried about what good people think of me…I am not bothered what those rotten at heart think. Whatever the mirror on the wall tells them, it’s the mirror on the heart (God’s Word) that is much more accurate!


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