The Lies

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Prompt: What’s a lie you tell yourself?

Today is day 23 of the WordPress #Bloganuary challenge.

Mute Button

Reaction to action -or the lack thereof.
The voice of self-doubt starts whispering when the post is made.
The image my eye captured and went onto create with my camera comes to life on my computer and I hesitantly click the share button. Whispers become more vocal and the reverb grows with the grueling passing of time. By day end and minimal analytic measurements -the voice of doubt shouts out what a failure I am.

I live, breathe, and function each day living this lie searching for the mute button of someone’s approval.

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!”

Mark 9:23-25

I’m that dad!
The boy’s dad was right there watching and yet his first request to Jesus himself was “help my unbelief.” I’ve read this piece of scripture thousands of times because it resonates. I believe the boy’s dad wanted help in keeping the lies and voices at bay. I believe he was referring to the unbelief in himself. I can easily relate and it’s the very reason I quote “help my unbelief” each and every day.


It’s a fictional tale I’m narrating in silence. It isn’t about a like or share -it’s the reward of knowing I created something few or no one else has.

It’s far better to be the best version of yourself than a second-rate version of someone else.

Kate James • Believe In Yourself And Do What You Love
Lies I Chose To Believe • John Moorland

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