Episode #31: The Lies That Get Us DownJul 26, 2021
In this latest episode of Working Upward, we take a look at some actual lies prevalent in the work at home space, the different categories they fall into and the truth that keeps us on our mission.
Next week, we'll wrap up by taking a closer look at our battle strategy to make sure we don't fall prey to these lies and the others that dilute the truth, distract us from our mission or detail us from our mission entirely.
Desk to Desk:
Here are two good questions to help transition any conversation from 'small talk" to spiritual:
1. When you were younger, did anyone take you to church?
2. Tell me more about your spiritual journey.
Word of the Week:
According to GotQuestions.org, “Discernment is defined as “the quality of being able to grasp and comprehend what is obscure; an act of perceiving something; a power to see what is not evident to the average mind.” The definition also stresses accuracy, as in “the ability to see the truth.” Spiritual discernment is the ability to tell the difference between truth and error. It is basic to having wisdom. . . . . .
I’ve used the idea of recognizing counterfeit money here before and it fits here perfectly again so I’ll remind you of this principle. There are so many different types of counterfeit bills that the best way to recognize them is to know the real money so well, it’s easy to spot the fake money.
The same concept holds true for the truth of the Word of God. Hebrews 5:14 says that when we know the Word of God well, we are “trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.”
In other words, we will be able to distinguish the voice of the world from the voice of God.
My prayer for you is that through a close walk with the Lord and time in His Word, you will develop discernment to recognize the lies in the work at home arena and beyond.
Categories of Lies We Work at Home Women Believe:
Category #1: Diluted Lies
Lies with only a smidgen of truth.
Money = Success.
You've Got This.
Follow Your Heart.
Category #2: Distracting Lies
Lies that distract us from our mission by directing our attention to ourselves.
I can't do this.
Who am I to do this? (Imposter syndrome).
I need to look right to be successful.
So and so is better than me (comparison game).
Category #3: Derailing Lies
Lies that derail us completely from our mission. These lies are usually about our work itself.
God doesn't care about my work.
The primary purpose of work is to just put food on the table or to pay the rent.
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