As I sit in my little prayer corner in my room I am feeling so blessed to know the Lord is my personal Savior. I can’t imagine my life without Him! How did I do it for so many years before I knew Him and relied on Him so intimately?
I thought I had to do it all by myself. I carried the world on my shoulders and thought it was all up to me. I had to be a Superwoman and get it all done alone. I tried to be everything to everyone, and I based my worth on how good I was and how much I accomplished in a day–I was a perfectionist! I even based my value on what others thought about me or what I had done. If I didn’t live up to their expectations, it really bothered me and I felt unworthy. I was very uptight and worried about every word–did I sound smart? What do they think about me?
My self-worth being based on what others thought was a bad place to be. It is impossible to please some people and who says their opinions are right? Why did I allow others to control my feelings? It was a never-ending battle and cost me lots of time and stress worrying and pondering in my head about what I should have done or said or how could I make them like me more.
Thankfully all that is in the past now. I don’t worry or fret about being good enough or worry if someone likes me or if I looked “good”. I have learned to speak the truth in love and base my worth on what God thinks, and what the bible says about things. Oh what a freedom this brings! I am no longer consumed by what others think about me — I am a child of the Most High God and He loves me — He created me and calls me daughter! My goal is to glorify Him in everything I do and to love everyone right where they are even if we don’t see things the same. I can plant seeds and hope and pray that we both grow and learn. Finding God’s truths and my self worth in His Word, The Bible, has allowed me to begin to live in deeper faith and peace. Knowing His perfect love, really understanding that Jesus loves me, frees me from those old fears.
I hope and pray that all my family, friends, team members and everyone reading this comes to know the Lord and experience His love and find true joy and peace in knowing we don’t have to be a Superstar–or Superwoman or Superman. We can all hang up our capes and just be an authentic beloved child of God.
When we invite Jesus into our hearts and choose to love the Lord with all our heart and soul and love others as ourselves, He will protect and guide us on this amazing journey called life!
~ Shine your Light, Deb Hicks