Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, April 06, 2009


I really have been trying to see myself the way God sees me. I honestly think that a lot of women have bought into this crap of lies that the world sets before us. Me being the first of many. I've let people who are supposed to matter most to me say (in words and actions):

You're not good enough
You're not what I wanted you to be
You're not beautiful
You really don't matter, I just found someone better
I can treat you like crap

All those things, they are not true.

They are not.

The people who say them are supposed to love me, but that doesn't make them anymore true.

I've got victory.

Victory to be an overcomer.

Victory of death.

Victory of forgiveness.

Victory over fear.

Victory of grace.

Victory of love.

2 Sam 22:36 You give me your shield of victory; you stoop down to make me great.


Amber Land said...

Powerful post. I think about this often. I think those people can't love you the way they should because they either don't know God's love or (even as Christians) they haven't been able to receive God's love.

Constance said...

One of the reasons I am enjoying the new Beth Moore study,
"ESTHER, It's Tough Being A Woman".

I think we believe that being a Christian means letting people take advantage of us, walking on our hearts, using us and so on. The older I get the principle of "God loves a cheerful giver" takes on new meaning.

I can give my time, my heart, my gifts, my talents, abilities and so on but if I am resentful about it, I might as well keep them to myself because I'm not honoring God. Maybe I needed to rethink some of the relationships in my life. 2 family members in particular were sucking the life and cheerfulness out of us because of the way they are. God let us know that it was okay to no longer freely give them license to continue doing wrong against us.

By limiting contact, we have kept the relationship from being irreparably damaged which in the long run, is for the best! Better to not give opportunities for resentfulness, hurt and bitterness to take root.

It's okay to love ourselves!