Take It Back By Letting It Go

Dig It Up!

Take back what the enemy has stolen from you.  Deal with your pain.  Face it.  Allow God to uproot the weeds of sorrow and disappointments.  Yes it’s painful at first, but learning to live in the light of God’s truth about you, and allowing Him to worry about the wrongs done, leaves you free to live.  Some seasons in life are not always full of happy feelings but Joy knows no boundaries of seasons.

Joy comes from a well that never runs dry.  You cannot will Joy into your heart.  Will is a feeling.  It has no power on its own, but you can accept Joy.  He’s ready and waiting to relieve you of sorrow’s grip.

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” – Matt. 11:28-30

“Trust is the courage to accept acceptance.” – Paul Tillich

What, or who, has held you captive?

Held Captive

Dig It Up – I just liked this picture 🙂

May this be the day that you find the courage to trade your sorrow for God’s Joy.  Take it back, all that the enemy has stolen, by choosing to let go and live.

~Shannan

You are beautiful/handsome – fashioned in God’s image.  He called all of His creation good but He only stamped mankind with His image.  You may not be feeling it right now but know that you are one that is priceless. ~ Shannan, Facebook post 7/8/2013

Am I Lovable?

“You have programmed your brain with earthly techniques for satisfying your needs for love and self-esteem, or perhaps for believing yourself to be unworthy of either, thus living your life to keep love away because it makes you uncomfortable.”  – 40 Days to Freedom

I have wrestled most of my life to believe that I am worthy of love.  I can believe it for everyone else, but I always place limitations on my own ability to be lovable.  It’s still hard for me to grasp that God Himself loves me, says I’m worthy, and wants me to know without question that He has created me to be highly valuable.  My feelings may not line up with this truth, but I must set my mind on who God says I am.

“Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” – Genesis 1:31a

People can be cruel.  They cripple us with their deceit and selfish acts, but God does not make junk and plans good things for us, (Jeremiah 29:11-13).  Even before conception, He looked at you and me and said, “It is good.”

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness….So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  Then God blessed them…” – Genesis 1:26a, 27-28a

To be created in God’s imagine = Breathlessly Captivating!

My wounds from this world often cause me to question my “lovability.”  These are the times that I must tune my ears and focus my mind on truth.  God treasures me far beyond what my words can illustrate.  He sacrificed  His own son on a cross that had my name written on it.  To say I am unworthy of love, it to say that Jesus is not enough.

We can love and be loved, if we tap into love.

Monetary things can never add up enough to buy your value.  YOU ARE A PRICELESS TREASURE!

~Shannan

2011, Keeping It Real!