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When/Then Lie

One of the most harmful human deceptions is what Justin Camp, Gather Ministries calls the When/Then lie. He describes it as when we achieve that special something, then we find contentment.

I can look back on my life and see several When/Then lies that tripped me up. I could list those. Rather, I will take the suggestion and list those lies I currently hold as truth so that I don’t continue to be deceived and deceitful.

Partial List:

When I confess this sin, then I’ll never do it again.

When I get the answer to why I had to suffer, then I’ll find peace about it.

When I finally figure this one thing out, then I’ll have it all figured out.

Thanks to Justin Camp | creator of WiRE for Men.

Also, thanks to YouVersion where I found the devotional by WiRE, “Defying Culture: Identify Deception in Your Life” which has sparked the ideas for this and other posts.

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Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

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