Everyone tells lies. Don’t believe me? You are probably forgetting about one of the most common kinds of lies: the kind you tell yourself. We lie to ourselves all the time, because it’s one of the ways we cope with a complicated and demanding world. Church musicians are just as susceptible to getting caught in our own lies as anyone else. This article outlines three lies that I feel are most destructive to those who serve the church, plus my ideas for how to push back at them.