I have got to tell you a little bit of about
how Grateful I am to God for giving me a
new perspective on my life over the last couple
God gave me the word
one day and to some of you,,
this may sound a bit strange..
but my personality
back then could not comprehend that word..
I am what is know as a People Pleaser..
Never wanting to hurt anyones feelings,
disappoint them, and dont like saying NO
to anyone, in fear that they would be upset..
And just let me tell you....
that is a big job to fill.
I have spent the majority of my adult life
trying to make everyone elses life
go just perfect..
(ok, Im a little bit of a perfectist tooooo)
But in that, it caused such turmoil inside of me..
And I beleive the result of that has manifested
into my Colitis..
Always worried about what other
people thought, felt and needed..
And never giving one ounce of concern for myself..
So then I would get fed up, and become
Going from one extreme to the other..
Now not only was my actions improper, but
now I worried about what people thought of my
bad choices and actions...
(Gosh, it was a never ending battle )
~ BUT ~
Then God gave me
A NEW PERSPECTIVE.
(woooo hoooo )
A NEW OUTLOOK
he showed me that I can
dont get me wrong
I still love to make people happy,
I enjoy seeing others enjoy their lives.
But I NO longer feel responcible for their happiness
nor are they for MINE..
~ Example ~
I used to depend on my husband to make me happy..
and I wouldnt go and do anything without him..
Which was a problem, because I am very outgoing and social person !!!
He enjoys being home with this family and that is all he needs...
I need people and stimulations..
I love the beach,,he hates the beach..
So for years..I just chose not to go to the beach very often
because i didnt want to go alone..
But God has shown me that I should
not put the expectations on anyone
to bring me happiness..
If I find peace and enjoyment at the beach..
Then Go !
But dont put that obligation on my husband
who doesnt enjoy it..
I enjoy being around people, so now
I have joined more womans bible studies
to get that simulations and conversation
with fellowshipping, rather
than making my husband do something
that he is less than comfortable doing..
And one last point.....
Remember those bad choice and actions I spoke
I allowed Satan to shame and guilt me
into wearing those Choices I made as
But God gave me Beauty for Ashes..
And showed me how I am a Concuier
As Lysa TerKeurst puts it
Let the Messiah take our Mess
and turn it into his Message..
God has blessed me with the
gift of gab..
and with that a gift also a drawing for
women to reach out and talk to me
about their choices in life without feeling
And I feel so blessed for that..
God has shown me that
he gives us many many Choices..
Good , Happy Choices..
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full.
So I Choose To:
Comforted and Content
Free to Be Me
(at a beach somewhere, lol )
But Loving the New Me that God has
And I am so much better for my family
and friends for it..
At the end of the day
Are you happy with your Choices
and your perspective of life?
to be free from guilt and condemation
Choose to be a chosen vessel
of the Lord..