As long as you only know the truth in theory, a lie will continue to be your reality. But the weight of experiential knowledge of the truth will shatter the lie every single time, just like light always prevails instantaneously over darkness.
I realize now that that is what happened when I did that trust fall with my Sudan team. In theory, I knew that my body weight wouldn’t crush five people but until I became willing to submit myself to the law of gravity and actually fall into their arms, the lie that I was too heavy was the reality that kept me wobbling precariously on a chair.
What you believe determines what reality you participate in. Lies isolate you in a place of insecurity while truth surrounds you with community. Lies demand you protect yourself. Truth tempts you to vulnerability.
Which is scarier?