Feeling grateful today for maturity.
Loving how God has brought me, ever so gently, from a place of believing that others were responsible for how I felt…what I thought…and even what I did. I remember God saying, one day, “I gave that power to you…not them. I also gave you the ability, through Me, to change all of this…to believe differently.”
I was like, “I am willing Lord…please come to my rescue! I am worn out trying to be me through other people’s lenses.”
And He did!! Rescued me right out of that pit! The one that says…Our value is determined in what others say about us, how they treat or have treated us in the past, etc. God had given me a lot of power…but I had “given” it to others…and in that choice…I had no peace. So…I began to take it back…to trust in who God says I am…in who He created ME to be. When other people said things, and/or treated me in ways that did not line up with that…I chose to believe God, and let all of that go! It wasn’t mine to take in…to believe. All that stuff was in their buckets to deal with…not mine! God taught me to run things through His “Heart filter” …over myself and others…what a difference it makes to have the right belief system in place!!!
Peace is available in all things and with all people! I did not say it was an easy process, BUT it sure has been a worth while process!!
Seek Him and ALL these things will be added to you! God is SO good!!