Afraid-young-man-smallHere are 12 of the biggest lies I’ve heard people tell:

1. I’m not going to let him (or her) hurt me anymore.

2. I don’t need any help.

3. I’ve got this under control.

4. I’m only going to try it one time.

5. God and I have an understanding.

6. I’m a self-made man (or woman).

7. I can stop any time I want to.

8. That would never happen in my marriage.

9. Be honest with me. I can take it. I won’t be mad.

10. I don’t have time.

11. I’ll call you soon.

12. I’ll be praying about that.

What are some that you have heard that you would add to this list?

Ron Edmondson is a pastor at Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. He is also a church leadership consultant who is passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Prior to ministry, Ron had more than 20 years of business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner. Follow Ron on Facebook, Twitter, and his blog at

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