Many of you are struggling with lack of self- worth and such huge insecurities. Many, of you are so wounded by others that you are so easily offended, people have a hard time being around you. They feel like they cannot say anything, without you getting upset about it. I know. I used to be one of those people. I was so hurt and angry for allowing myself to be used by people, that I was easily offended. I felt like everything was a personal attack and I needed to stay on the defense.
I thank God for securing who I am in Him and removing the spirit of offense. It is such an awkward thing to carry. So many misunderstandings come from people who are hurt and carry a spirit of offense and rejection. If you are not this person, you know someone who is. We all do.
The only thing that helped me with this, was getting in the word and prayer. Spending time with Jesus and letting HIM recalibrate me. He had to do a major overhaul on all the negative thoughts I had about myself. Some thoughts were my own insecurities, but many were hurtful words that others had said, that became seeds and took root. But I had to learn to forgive others for the pain that they caused. It didn’t make what they did okay, but it did release me from carrying the pain any longer.
I want to encourage you today to begin to allow God into the most inner parts of your heart and let Him do some gardening. Let Him start pulling the roots of rejection, bitterness and offense. Let Him establish in you a sense of self worth and knowing who you are in Him. You are more than the hurtful words that have been spoken over you. You are more than the terrible things that has happened to you. God grieves, knowing the pain you went through. But He is here today, to remind you of His amazing love for you. To remind you that you can become WHOLE, healed spiritually, emotionally and physically. When you know who you are in Christ, you will never allow yourself to be abused by anyone again. God is asking you to trust Him to heal you, to give every hurt, every pain and every trauma to Him. Will you trust Him today?
Matthew 6:14-15 And when you pray, make sure you forgive the faults of others so that your Father in heaven will also forgive you. But if you withhold forgiveness from others, your Father withholds forgiveness from you.”
Prayer; Father, please help me to know who I am in you. Please take away anything in me that is hindering me from my walk with you. I want to be made whole. I want to know joy and have peace again. I don’t want to carry this hurt and rejection any more. Please help me to let it go and to trust you with the inner most parts of my heart. Please help me to forgive myself and others for any pain that was caused, that keeps me bound. Help me to release all my insecurities to you and to trust you with my whole heart. In Jesus name Amen.
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