I found that image on Flikr from someone named Star – and it spoke volumes to me because I haven’t been very kind to myself lately. Oh, I’ve spent hours and hours working on ‘love your neighbors as yourself’ but that becomes difficult if you don’t take care of “you” somewhere along the way.
I was sitting in a class the other night and we were all discussing spiritual gifts we had and those we prayed for or wanted. I came out with some nonsense about how I couldn’t do something, as I am wont to do, and my pastor/friend/son/mentor/Prodigal wrote up on the board this question:
Who Told You That?
It was a simple question but it hit me right between my beady little eyes. It has to do with the lies we believe in our lives. Toxic lies that may start all the way back in childhood. They find their way into our lives and our mindsets until they are second nature. That’s not healthy. If you believe lies about yourself, such as you’re not good enough, you’re not smart, you’re unworthy of love; whatever lie you believe; remember, God never told you that. That came from a human or from Satan, the enemy of our souls. Stop believing the lies. Dump the toxicity. Lighten up. Give yourself some credit. God doesn’t make junk. Thank God that He made you the way He wants you and go enjoy what He’s given you.
That’s what I’m going to do right now. See ya later!