The Imposter Syndrome – Who holds your identity?

It’s really amazing how accurately this secular study describes one of the hottest firefights in the believer’s spiritual battleground! Satan is a liar and accuser of the brethren. What better tactic than to attack the believer’s identity? The lies against our true identity easily take root because we are not perfect. We are our own worst critic. Even when we aren’t overly critical, but just objectively so, we will always find shortcomings. How insidious that our flesh and the enemy work together to turn those behavioral shortcomings into false identity statements!

Someone pointed out that in 2 Cor 10:3-5 “strongholds” parallels “arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.” Normally, we think of strongholds as behaviors,

but this would suggest that strongholds are false beliefs – thoughts that are contrary to the knowledge of God. Someone might know “God loves me” but act in a way that says “I’m unlovable”.

The article said,

“Question these automatic impostor thoughts and feelings and try to come up with more balanced thoughts.”

This seems like good advice, but most people will fail at the “try to come up with more balanced thoughts” part!

Scripture tells us that our weapons are “mighty in God”! We need to invite God to tell us who we are and what He thinks of us!

Ephesians 1:6 (NKJV) ‘to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”


imposter-heartThe Imposter Syndrome – Caltech Counseling Center

Impostor syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is…


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