Hey I’m a 25 year old single mother with fears of abandonment, trust issues and a father complex. What’s your name?
Wouldn’t it be splendid if we LITERALLY had to wear our hearts on our sleeves?
In a world where we spend most of our time concealing our faults, issues and shortcomings it’s quite a shock to have anyone honest enough to divulge theirs and even when they do… We don’t believe them.
I’m going to describe 3 extreme personality types, exaggerated but relatable nonetheless and what I want is for you to identify which one best suits you.
1. Perfect Patty
You’d give your right and left leg to look like the good guy. Heaven forbid someone sees you as human, like those “sinners” with their fornicating and rap music. Your need to be viewed as always having it together is the main reason you so frequently fall apart in secret. The facade only makes you unappealing to us mere mortals that look for someone we can relate to. Perfect Patty, that glass house you’re constantly throw in stones form will eventually be shattered!
People judge by what they see but you see the heart… Lord If we had your eyes….
You need to:
Chill! Nobody is perfect and the sooner you acknowledge your weaknesses, the sooner God can begin working in you. The only perfect man that walked this earth was also the most humble, remember that Patty!
Scripture – Whoever exalts himself shall be humbled; and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted. (Matthew 23:12 NASB)
2. Doubting Dan:
“I’ll never…” “I wish I…” “Nobody will ever pick me to…”
Quit counting on people to fill a God sized hole!
We get it Dan. You’re insecure. Not everything that happens good for someone else needs to remind us of that. If you’d spend a little less time doubting your ability and a little more trusting in God’s then you’d be much more tolerable. Nobody wants to be bombarded with your self loathing and even the most patient of us can only encourage you so much before just avoiding you altogether. Take your doubts, insecurities before God so He can heal you. You’ll never find the validation you’re looking for in any other source. No human can carry that burden for you. When God is done with you, you’ll look back and think man I would have never imagined me !!!
You need to:
Realize that it’s not about you, what God has planned to do had little to do with your ability and everything to do with His ability to use you and to complete that which He predestined you to accomplish. Greatness is in you!
Scripture: – Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD. (Jeremiah 17:5 NASB)
Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. (Jeremiah 17:5, 7 NASB)
3. Open Olivia
You’re just a bit too honest honey….
The spirit of discernment is essential especially when it comes to disclosing delicate information about yourself. Not saying to be secretive, but be smart about who you share yourself with and allow God to lead you in this regard. You may be well liked but you’re also well taken advantage. You’re equally as generous with your belongings as you are with your secrets. Not the best idea. Everything is to be done according to God’s plan, you’ll continually be heartbroken and feeling used up because you give too much of yourself without resting he spirits you’re attaching yourself to.
You need to:
Let God be your moral compass and let Him reveal to you those who are truly for you. If you haven’t, please go back and read the post from yesterday Sacred Speech or Secret Sabotage.
Scripture – Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23 NASB)
At the end if it all, we all need Just a little more Jesus!