And sometimes we hear these lies from other people saying, "You're nothing but <insert mean comment here>."
Words have power. They are so powerful that God used words to create the world. With the same power that words build, words also have the power to destroy.
The Bible tells us that the devil is the father of lies and there is not truth in him. He uses these lies to kill, steal, and destroy [John 10:10]. We see it every day in large scale and small scale. It is these same lies that have caused young people to murder their classmates, spouses to commit adultery, and so on and so on. The deception starts at a small scale:
You deserve to follow your heart.
You can't live without this/him/her.
You're not hurting anybody.
You're all alone. No one cares for you.
Then the thoughts grow and manifest into action. But are we powerless against this temptation? Of course not! Because 1John 4:4 says, 'Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.' So how do we put our faith into action? Overcome the lies with truth.
TAKE HEART! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD. [John 16:33]