When the world seems to be up against you, it’s easy to believe their lies, or at least let them sink in. Them could be anyone, even someone you thought you could trust. Whoever they are, you have to know when not to believe them. We all struggle every now and then, the lies are everywhere, you can’t run from them. Especially when you become your own worst enemy. Anyone can tell you something about yourself, only you can chose to believe it.
You are the greatest. He created you and you fell, He caught you and built you back up. We all fall every now and then, but then comes the time to dust yourself off and get back into it. When you’re on the offensive, defense kinda works by itself. He wants you to have the best life you can, living for Him.
Instead of trying to live up to everyone else’s expectations of you, just forget what they think of you for a moment. What really matters? Him. It’s easy to forget that. Due to the way people can be, we tend to think He is going to judge us. Everything gets worse before it gets better. Then again, our own expectations can be worse than anyone else, we can bang our own head against a wall better than they could slam us up against it sometimes.
Just remember. You are great in Him. If you hate yourself, you hate your Creator. That’s not really the best thing. Hatred is mental murder, hating yourself is committing suicide mentally and hating your Creator… You get the point. It’s not good.
Some people have to struggle with the misconception that their relationship with God rests on their relationship with someone in authority in their life. That couldn’t be more untrue.
Matthew 10:37 “Don’t think I’ve come to make life cozy. I’ve come to cut—make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law—cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don’t deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don’t deserve me.”
Resting your relationship with God along side your relationship with another is saying you love them equally. When Christ died, the curtain was ripped, symbolizing that a mediator between us and Him was no longer needed. He payed the price so that you can have a relationship with Him, without having to go through someone else. The same still applies. Don’t limit God’s love for you by the way people treat you.
Live long and prosper, Tori Lynn.