Pamela Christian – Wednesday, July 15, 2015
I propose that what we think dictates our every action. Our feelings may cause us to question what we think, but what we think determines what we do. If my thinking is based on faulty information then what I believe to be true is not. And I’ve discovered that many people are doing just that–they are living their life based on lies–they are deceived and don’t know it.
Consider this: if I think that the chair I’m about to sit in has the structural integrity to sustain my weight, then I sit in it confidently. However, if my thinking is unknowingly based on faulty information, then I’ll be utterly shocked when I sit in the chair and it collapses, causing me to fall to the floor. This is a “gentle crisis” that would cause anyone to reconsider what they have concluded about that particular chair, and would cause them to more critically examine all chairs in the future. The life-crisis I experienced that revealed I’d based my entire life on lies brought much greater suffering than a chair collapsing. Not wanting you to suffer similarly, is why I devote my life-work to helping people discover and live in life-giving truth.
“Unless we reguarly examine what we believe and why we believe it, we could easily be basing our life on lies and not know it.” We must make certain that our thoughts–our conclusions on matters–are based on objective, verifiable and reliable facts. How to confidently know if a matter is true will be the subject of the next post.
Pamle Christian is an award-wining author whose current book series is Faith to Live By. The first book in the series, Examine Your Faith! Finding Truth in a World of Lies more fully explores the question “What is truth?” View the book trailer.