“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3
While I long to be humble, I don’t wish to be self-shaming in my demeanor and words to myself. Humility keeps my focus on God, but talking down on myself focuses on me and my weaknesses. Weaknesses that God yearns to work through if I would surrender them to him.
I’ve developed a pattern in my life. A pattern I’d like to defeat. When nervous or fearful, I put myself down. I’ve tried and tried to overcome this habit. But to no avail, I continue. Lately, friends have called me out on it. I’ve struggled, though, with insecurity in starting a new job and with changes going on around me. Regardless, of the encouragement from others, I have not changed. Encouragement is good, but I’m needing something stronger than nice words to break this bondage.
Tonight I took a stand.
While saying good night to my daughter, I asked her and my husband to pray for me and help me to work on seeing myself through God’s eyes by reminding me to seek truth. I also plan to ask the same from my son.
In battle we need warriors to fight with us. Especially, when the battle is within us.
It is time for me to trust that God is faithful to finish the work He started in me. I will continue to turn to his word to deepen this trust.
It is time to claim God’s promises about myself.
It is time to walk in truth.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14: 6
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20