It Is Time

“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3

It is Time

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

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6 thoughts on “It Is Time

    • Julie, I read a quote from Propel Women yesterday that said 67% of women struggle with this. My hope in writing this is to not only take a step forward but to also help someone else too! Thanks for your encouragement!

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  1. You are a doll! A precious lady inside and out! You always have been! God bless you in this journey. This is something I struggle with, too. Strange- I have had a few friends only lately call me out on it, too. Prayers for women to stop this and for young girls never to start!

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  2. Sweet beautiful sister in Christ,
    Congratulations on your journey to surrender. James 5:16 ” Connfess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results…. I believe the Word of God and I believe the earnest prayers of your family will produce wonderful results. In the verses prior to that it talks about the power of prayer. It says in James 13 are any of you suffering hardships you should pray, are any of you happy you should sing praises, are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray for you anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you had committed sins he will be forgiven. …Our Abba Father sees you as righteous because of His Son and Christ’s blood that was poured out for you. His Grace is enough for you. I’m praying for you to be able to receive the whole truth of the beauty of God’s grace as He sees you as His beautiful daughter, pure and righteous because He sees you through the blood of the Lamb! You are fully human and a born again believer in Jesus Christ who is the daughter of the most High God who loves you just the way you are. You’re the righteous daughter of God adopted into His family and forever His beloved daughter. I am so grateful for your light, your love and your faithfulness to Abba Father coupled with the ability to grow in faith and in the true knowledge of who you are! God bless you in your beautiful journey of Spiritual growth and maturity! You’re amazing! Keep letting your light shine! ♡

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