Today....if you read this message and truly apply it to your life.... it can change the world as you know it.
I would venture to say.... that most of the world is in bondage to this daily struggle. It is hard not to be. It this day in age, it often feels we are all swimming around in a fish bowl. Everyone has a judgement. Everyone has an opinion.
Here is the thing God wants you to take with you today....
Everyone may judge, everyone may have an opinion... BUT... EVERYONE... doesn't matter!
God asked me this question....
"WHY, WHY, WHY Missy.... do you place your worth in the hands of other fallible, sinful, imperfect humans..... rather than Me. Your Father, Your Creator, the One who knows you better than your best friend, the One who can make purpose out of any pain you experience, the One who loves you deeper than your own mother.... why."
The only answer I could give my Father, was because deep inside.... I feel if others don't like me... if others don't approve of me... if others think badly of me... talk badly of me....judge me... then, I am not okay. It tears at the core of who I am and I begin to identify with who they are accusing me of being.
This colossal mistake comes with many, many costs.
It steals your joy, your peace, your confidence and more importantly... is steals your purpose. You CANNOT live out God's purpose for your life... while living to please man. It can't happen.
I know for a fact I have made decisions and have done things that others may not approve of or understand and though I make mistakes, my heart is always focused on what God is calling me to do.
Sure, it has pushed me outside my comfort zone and has allowed me to do things that my flesh would have run from and others may not understand, but God's way... is the only way I will ever find peace in life.
I cannot waste my time worrying about what others think of me. If I know I am seeking after God's will for my life, then man can do nothing to me.
"The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid, What can man do to me?" Psalm 118:6
That is why I write this blog, that is why I can be open, honest and raw with my readers. At the end of the day, my Father has my back... always. I bury my head in His lap, feel His arms around me and THAT is my covering from a world that can be cruel and judgemental.
One of my biggest prayers is that I bring only peace and encouragement to others. After I have journey through the storm with Garrick, God has taken the desire to judge others from my heart. I have experienced first hand, that even people that love the Lord, will struggle, will sin, sometimes in ways we are baffled by, but in the end..... God is ALWAYS victorious if we cling to Him.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not human masters. Colossians 3:23
Today, I pray you stop walking in the self defeat Satan wants you to stay stuck in. Though we should live trying to love and be kind to others... at the end of the day... it is not your spouses, children's, neighbors, bosses, friends or the guy who gave you the finger on the highways opinion that matters....
It is God's. Thank God... I am a woman redeemed!!
Peace and Blessings