When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.
Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.
You can’t win ‘em all.
Hater’s Gonna Hate!
Don’t throw your pearls to pigs.
Forget and forgive.
I’ve heard these little sayings all week long. I won’t go into details, but I will say that arrows have been flying at me from left and right. NOT FUN. When affliction takes place, it’s easy to let the words or actions of others get you down. To let their definition of you start to take over the definition that you know to be true about yourself. Make you forget who you are.
….But only for a second.
Because letting those thoughts and feelings take root is a risk you can’t take. Light doesn’t shine in that place. And, I know that light should shine in every place. I also know that I’m to think POSITIVELY on things that are true, noble, right, pure and lovely (Phil. 4-8). Mean words don’t fall into that category.
So maybe you’ve had a rough week like me and you need to be reminded of you WHO YOU REALLY ARE. Now I haven’t spoken these life giving words over you – your Creator has. So know that they must hold true. Know that they are light and life and …..beautiful.
Just like you are.
Here’s a reminder of WHO YOU REALLY ARE:
You are LOVED. -John 17:23
You are FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY MADE. -Psalm 139:14
You are a JOINT HEIR to the throne. -Romans 8:17
You are in the PALM OF THE LORD’S HAND. -Isaiah 49:16
You are the LIGHT OF THE WORLD. -Matthew 5:14
You are a TREASURED POSSESSION. -Deut. 7:6
You are FORGIVEN. -Galatians 3:13
You have been SET FREE! -Galatians 5:1
Knowing all this, it doesn’t matter what other people think of me. It doesn’t really even matter what I think of MYSELF. What’s most important here is knowing that I’ve already pleased the one person that I need to please. That I am lovely and beautiful to Him. That any words spoken over me that come from the WORLD are just that….words. Easily forgotten. The words spoken over me from GOD are sharper than a two edged sword, living and active. Those words define who I am.
And that’s all I need to know about myself.
Hi. I’m Lindsay. Fearfully and wonderfully made.
QUESTION: No question today. Just know that you are loved. And have a wonderful weekend, my friends!