Fyi this is a God post. From time to time I will submit just how favorable God is to me and prayerfully it will remind you that God is favorable towards you as well. So, here we go.....
I was in a quiet space with God at the end of last week and He began to encourage me about my identity. He reminded me that I should only be concerned about what He has said and called me to be and not to be overly concerned about what others have to say. I had no idea the challenges I would face on multiple levels about this particular subject. I appreciate God so much because He always has a habit of giving me the heads up, at least as much as I can receive at the time. Life can be bone crushing and it's good to have a net (God) to catch those broken pieces and put us back together again. We should all strive for wholeness. We should always want to make sure that if we're bruised we can be healed. If we're burned we'll overtime heal as if the burn never existed. If our hearts are crushed there is a safe place of comfort for our hearts to heal. If our mental space has been distorted we won't lose our minds.
The faithfulness of God is amazing and I prefer on my own based on personal experience to serve, trust, love, and obey Him. As far as I am concerned His track record is spot on.
Give yourself permission to believe BIGGER about yourself. For every negative word someone has to say to you say something powerful and inspiring about yourself. Don't let that mess spoken over or in your life sneak in like a snake and begin to subconsciously manipulate you into thinking you're less than, not even for a second. When people say stupid stuff about you and laugh it off and say I was just kidding, CORRECT THEM RIGHT AWAY. When people do the most when it pertains to your personality and character you go bigger and better. Start running down a list of just how awesome and powerful you are. I don't care if you hear it every day for a week, month, or a year. It is a lie. God calls you beautiful and loved.
I titled this blog "damage control" to remind you that damaging things will occur in our lives but it can be controlled. It will come but we can overcome it.
This week was tough for me. I felt like my identity was being attacked by some important people in my life. I couldn't sleep. I had a tension headache that was massive whenever I thought about the situation. I cried more than I care to admit. I became angry. My heart felt like I was having a heart attack. I was really feeling a psychological break.......
I could say I'm better but I'm probably just hiding it right now. I've had a couple breakthroughs but then I get smacked down again like a bully who hits you and dares you to get up and when you try they keep stumping you back to the ground; so I'm just really all over the place mentally but does that mean that God is not there? He is ALWAYS present. When I am angry and highly overwhelmed I am incapable of hearing God because I've basically slammed the door in His face because anger is the fat lady in the room and in my head. But the faithfulness of God. He will somehow have me sit still long enough and take a few breaths, rest, and just release my frustrations. He reminds me of the quiet time I had with HIm earlier in the week and I begin to acknowledge that truth over my life, that regardless of what others say , I am affirmed by God and my identity is settled in heaven by Jesus Christ Himself. .
ACKNOWLEDGE GOD'S TRUTH OVER YOUR LIFE EVERY DAY!