Daily Reflections

It’s Just the Way I Am

September 18, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” —Genesis 3:13

“I can’t help the way I am,” could never be Eve’s story. It wasn’t any other person who accounted for the first woman’s misery. Nor could Eve blame her environment—it was perfect.

Eve had no one and nothing outside herself to blame for the troubles she encountered. She made a simple, personal choice—there was no one but herself to blame. That choice placed her in bondage and brought untold misery to her life, her family, and every generation that was to follow.

The lie—“I can’t help the way I am”—makes us into helpless victims of other people and outside circumstances. It leaves us without hope that we can ever be any different. Satan knows that if we believe we can’t help the way we are, we will never change. The truth is we do have a choice. We can be changed by the power of God’s Spirit. Once we know and embrace the truth, we can break free from the chains of our past, our circumstances, and even deeply ingrained habit patterns.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lies Women Believe ©2001 Nancy Leigh DeMoss ©Revived Hearts Foundation

Scripture is taken from the CSB.

Make it Personal

Is there an area of life where you’ve thought, I can’t help being that way? Ask God to help you change through His power.