Monday, November 12, 2012
sticks and stones
alright ladies. time to cut the crap.
excuse my french, but really, it's getting ridiculous.
I see it everywhere. I hear it in conversations. Self doubt has taken over and Satan is smothering us with lies and girls are hurting themselves with scales and numbers and turning into slaves of comparison.
Since when do we find our identity in how the world feels about us?
How long have we been carrying around hurtful words and painful memories that have scarred our self worth?
...words will never hurt me?
I've carried around hurtful words for too long. Words that have seeped into my skin like poison that interfere with my view of who I really am. Words are just words until they create a world within you that you can't get out of.
and then what?
Your emotions, feelings, and actions are then based on a false belief of worthlessness and lost hope.
When someone says you are not worth their time you start to believe you're not worth anyone's time.
And it's a downward spiral out of control until you can't tell the truth from the lies...
The truth my friends, will set us free. Free from the lies, the hurt, the enemy. The truth is a beautiful thing.
There is this little book packed with truth, and if you open it and turn to Ephesians 2:4...
"But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved."
We need to stop believing the world's definition of beautiful and start believing in the real definition of beautiful...
What is more beautiful than a Father giving His only Son to a broken world so our sinful souls can be saved and given eternal life?
What better way to counteract the lies with the truth that has set us free?
No longer should we be rooted in bitterness, living on lies, believing in disbelief.
We have been saved. Redeemed. Bought by precious blood.
We are beautiful because the light of Christ shines through us.
The next time the lies come crawling in and words hurt...open that little book of truth to Romans 8...
"...we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us...nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Beautiful isn't it?
"If He is everything, and we are His, then nothing else matters."
We are His. And what better place to be than in the hands of your Father?
Posted by amanda mapes at 4:02 PM