Do you start out with a plan in your mind of how things should turn out? I raise my hand. I do…all the time.

This time was no different! I wanted a strawberry cake and found a recipe that I thought would work out pretty good.

I made the strawberry purée.

I zested the lemons.

I measured the ingredients.

I preheated the oven.

I greased and floured the pans.

I put all the ingredients in my mixer and turned it on to do its magic.

I poured the batter into the pans and put it in the oven.

I made the icing.

Everything was going great until…I iced the cake.

I measure ingredients for cakes, but everything else is a bit of this and a bit of that! Icing is no different!

In my mind, I knew I probably needed more powdered sugar, but said, “It will be okay, it’s thick enough.”

Big mistake!!!! I should have followed my first mind!!

Have you ever had a cake start sliding on you while you are icing it? Well it happens when the icing for your layered cake is too thin!! I needed more powdered sugar. I didn’t even check to see if I had more powdered sugar because I assumed I was out! Bad assumption on my part! A whole new bag was sitting on the top shelf of my pantry! If only I would have checked my pantry instead of relying on what I thought was true, this fiasco could have been avoided.

Have you ever operated based on a false belief? I have to raise my hand again. Operating from a false belief causes you to slide all over the place. You are neither steady, rooted, nor grounded. When you operate in truth you are as 1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “…steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

Thank goodness it was just a cake that I could savage. But life… life is a different ball game. If we operate from false beliefs in more serious areas like parenting, marriage, ministry, or work, the sliding around can be significantly more costly.

Operating from false beliefs cost you a lot!

Your peace of mind.

Your sleep.

Your confidence.

Your self-esteem.

Your relationship.

The list goes on.

What false beliefs are you operating from? Ask God to reveal it to you. There are some things we are believing that are simply not true and they are keeping us stuck! God has so much more for you and me!

We can no longer give the enemy power. We need to operate under the power of the Holy Spirit and as Steve Furtick said, “Stop tripping over things that are not true.”

Our behavior begins with our belief. What do you believe?

If you believe you are not worthy, it is a lie. Matthew 6:26 says, “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”

If you believe you are not loved by God, it is a lie. Romans 8:38-39 says, “ For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

If you believe you messed up so bad that you cannot be forgiven, it is a lie. Psalm 103:2-3 says, “Praise the Lord, my soul,and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.”

Operate from God’s truth and believe it. Luke 1:45 says, “Blessed is she [and he] who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her [and him]!”

Believe that! Believe that God will fulfill His purpose for your life!

Check your beliefs. The enemy loves to lie to us and cause us to operate from lies to keep us in bondage and unproductive.

Stop tripping over what is not true. God’s Word will not return void. Go out in truth and in the power of the Holy Spirit!

Don’t Trip Over What is Not True

Spicing Up Your Soul