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Jewel: The courage God has given me to tell my stories is a gift beyond measure. On my journeys I meet so many that just cannot, or will not, confront their stories with the full, unadulterated truth. They erect a fantasy where the truth should live. They will not call the abuse they lived through, abuse.
I am so thankful for the courage I have found. It doesn’t make me popular, and I just don’t care. What it does do is set me free. It allows me to live in love. It allows me to see the path of hope, forgiveness and full living.
I don’t need a fake pride to walk beside me because I have built real character in the place of rot and decay.
Gem: “For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes— so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.” Matthew 13:15.
Stubbornness – dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something: “his error was sheer stubbornness.” This attitude will hinder healing.
Metaphorical Gunpowder: Blowing away a deeper portion of myself that still wants to people please. Abuse stripped away my sense of self at such a young age that I saw only the need of others. I was rewarded, as a child and later as an early adult, for having no voice, asking for nothing, and only putting the needs of others in my foremind.
You know what I believe people pleasing really is? The fear of another person. A fear they have more power than you do. The fear that they have more worth than you do. The fear that they can somehow hurt. The fear that they will hurt you.
Yeah, I’m all done with that fear and worry. I’m good and I matter!
Leave your jewel, a gem or something you kept yourself free from with metaphorical gunpowder.
You see You (U C U) today! Blessings