Reversing Your Cognitive Dissonance (Softening a Hard Heart)


When your foundational understandings of the most important issues of life (spiritual health, mental health, physical health, and relationships) that you’ve fought for, debated for, and despised other people for, start to unravel and be exposed as lies, your first instincts are to:

– disappear and get quiet
– start changing the subject
– start cracking jokes about sports or entertainment or fashion or food
– start talking about your money and your other successes in life
– harden your heart and dive deeper into the lies you believed
– harden your heart and create your own story about the lies you believed.

This is called Cognitive Dissonance.

If you don’t reverse it, your heart will stay hardened and ignorant forever. You will be permanently blind in your soul.

Here’s what to do instead:

– Admit that you were lied to about the spiritual, mental, physical, and relational realities of life.
– Admit you believed the lies out of your own ignorance.
– Apologize to the person that told you the truth for not believing the truth.
– Adjust your life in accordance to the truth that you have now discovered.

In other words:

Say this to the Most High God👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
Jeremiah 16:19 O Lord, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

And this do this with the people that told you the truth when you despised it 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

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