'...He has sent me to proclaim freedom...recovery...release...favour.' Luke 4:18-19 NIV
If you look at ancient sea maps you'll see places that are marked with pictures of dragons ('Here Be Monsteres', sort of thing) to warn off sailors. Were the dragons real? Not very, but they were real enough in the minds of the sailors.
Think of a barracuda in an aquarium tank. A glass barrier divides one half from the other. Each time the barracuda tries to swim at it, it bumps into it. And if the barrier is then taken away, the barracuda won't swim beyond that point - because, yes, the barrier is still in its mind.
Jesus was sent to proclaim freedom, recovery and release. Satan will place barriers in your mind that say you can't go beyond a certain point in life. The barriers are lies. But a lie is as effective as the truth if you believe it and act on it. The Bible is filled with stories of people who were thought to be 'little' or way too insignificant to matter, who went on to smash through barriers they thought they couldn't. God used them to do amazing things. He'll do that for you too, no matter how small or limited you feel, if you ask for it.
So what now? A lie is as effective as the truth when you believe it. Christians are people of the truth, so ask God for His help to see where other people are struggling believing wrong things about themselves. Pray for ways to join Jesus today in breaking down those barriers in their lives.
SoulFood: 1 Chron 1-2; Luke 11:14-28; Ps 78:56-64; Pro 20:7-10