The Truth clock.
I painted this when I was in the middle of getting rid of lies that tried to control my life. Those lies kept ticking like the hands of the clock and were unstoppable even through the night. I had become a slave to those lies.
Bible verses such as Galatians chapter 5:1 that reads For freedom Christ has set us free: so stand firm therefore and do not submit again to slavery. Another verse is John 8:32 And the truth shall set you free and then there is Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me.
What were some of those lies? One is that I could never amount to anything, then the ones that were told by doctors that were really medical truth. Those were that I would most likely never get my art talent and writing talent restored. As you can see on this site that the art and writing talent did come back. It took some time, but they did return. I will elaborate on that part of my life at another time.
That medical diagnoses I got regarding my art and writing talent was similar to when doctors told me as a young child that the higher form of autism would probably not allow me to graduate from high school. I did graduate. A week before graduation the principle called me into his office. At first I thought that maybe I was not graduating. This feeling intensified when the principle asked me to sit down. After I was seated the principle told me that he knew the struggles that I went through in school and if there was an award for the kind of achievements that I would get one. He then continued by telling me that he asked me to sit down because he wants to give me a standing ovation for being the most persevering person he had ever met in his entire life. I ended up getting that standing ovation. I concluded the principles meeting with a thank you and that I would not have been able to do what was done if it was not for how Jesus gave me strength.
Even though I graduated and had lots of faith, those lies still ticked in my head. Those lies were fed daily with bad experiences I had after graduation. I will share briefly about those experiences at another time.
Eventually I allowed the truth rising from my spirit man to reach my brain and slowly those lies began to die and be changed over with the truth. instead of thinking I was junk the truth that I was a treasure sunk in. Instead of thinking that I would never find stability I started trusting God and the truth of knowing I am stable in Christ caused me to focus on His peace and physical stability happened. I also learned to keep God's peace no matter what kind of turmoil was going on.
The wholeness part is another things I will blog about. Being whole feels good, because I let P,T.S. D. and other things dictate my life. Sure those things still kind of tick in my mind, but I allow God's truth to get me past those moments.
The painting about the Truth Clock is a reminder of where I came from and am happy God inspired me to paint it.
What kind of lies try to dictate your life? Is there anyone reading this blog have a similar testimony of how they let God replace the lies inside their mind with the truth?
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