As the mother of three sons, Priscilla Shirer knows the lies that culture and social media can unload on young people today. But as a preacher, an author and a movie star, she also knows how crucial it is to make sure they and others know where their real identity lies.
"Remember that you are not your past. You are not your behavior," Shirer told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of "Greenelines" on the Charisma Podcast Network. "You are not defined by how other people have labeled who you are. You are exactly who God says you are. I would encourage you to go straight to God's Word. ...
"Any system or any person that seeks to diminish the value of who I am is in opposition to the truth of God. I'm being recreated in the image of Christ Jesus; there is inherent value in my identity as a daughter of God. And, if we all start living the truth instead of the lies of the enemy, it will change the course of your life. So instead of making decisions out of fear and insecurity, I start making decisions from truth. And the truth is, I'm chosen; I'm forgiven; I am known; and I am already accepted."
Shirer says if you must write those truths down to remember them, do it.
"Go through and really write down everything that God's Word says you to be true about you," she says. "And then post it somewhere where you're going to see it every single day. I've done this for myself. And I've done it for my sons. I literally have it written down.
"Either I say it over them, or I make them say it out loud over themselves as a constant reminder to reframe your entire mindset and perspective and realign it to the truth of who God says you are. Then start making choices from that place of truth. Choose your relationships from that place of truth rather than letting the lies of the enemy get a word in edgewise."
For more of Dr. Greene's interview with Priscilla Shirer, listen to the podcast.
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