True You Episode 11: How to Overcome the Lies Your Different Abilities Tell You

Were you created with a physical or mental difference? Well, you are definitely not alone. In fact, one in four adults in the United States live with a disability. Maybe yours has even caused you to question God’s goodness or that He has a plan for your life.

Today on True You, we’ll explain the importance of shifting your perspective when it comes to your abilities. Every one of us has something—physical, mental, or both—that we wish were different about the way we were created. But the problem doesn’t lie in our creation. It lies in our perception of that creation. God is able to reframe our thinking when it comes to what we see as our shortcomings. And the cool part is this: He wants to do it! On this episode of True You, we’ll show you how God has woven promise and purpose into every part of your being. Check out one girl’s story of learning to recognize her perceived weakness as one of her greatest strengths.

If you’ve found it difficult to see God’s plan in your creation, here are a few verses to help you stand firm on His promise of purpose. Write them down, memorize them, and walk boldly in the truth of what God says about you.

We’d love to hear from you! Send us your freedom story—that’s what we call it when God sets you free through His truth found in the Bible. Post your one-minute video on social media and tag @liesyoungwomenbelieve or upload it here, and it could be selected to be featured on a future episode of True You.

Join Dannah Gresh, Staci Rudolph, and Alena Pitts for an upcoming online teen Bible study based on Lies Young Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free. Register today at

About Author

Dannah Gresh is completely in love with her chocolate labradoodle, Stormie. (But just for the record, she doesn't like dog kisses.) She's been married to Bob for over twenty years and loves that he brings her "freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils." She's the mom to Lexi, Autumn, and Rob. Oh, and she co-wrote Lies Young Women Believe with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth!

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