Hey beautiful people
So today I’ll be sharing a life truth which I’ve come to discover which is… People will blame you for their unhappiness! But I want to remind and encourage you not to allow other people’s negativity hinder your life, especially your walk with Christ.
I am a firm believer that life is what you make it! You can either choose to sulk over every battle you face and wallow in self pity, OR you can choose to learn from your challenges and seek out ways in which you can improve your character, and develop your level of patient endurance. The bible encourages us to growler strength when we run in to trouble!
Romans 5:3-4: We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
I want to inform you NOT TO EVER give another human being the power to determine your happiness this Christmas, or in life in general. No human deserves such power! And I mean no human. Why should you spend your whole day worrying about how to act in front of a bully? If you find yourself not even wanting to be yourself, then being in such an environment is unhealthy for you to stay in! As Christians we are called to live in peace, but also remember that God has created us uniquely and adores our personal little quirks because He GAVE THEM TO US! God has created us in His image, and sees His craftsmanship as GOOD, we have been beautifully created (Psalm 139:14). So if someone ever tells you need to change your God given characteristics in order to be around them or to appease them, you need to politely decline their offer. And if that doesn’t work stay away but be civil, as I am very aware that such demanding individuals can be found within the workplace. And if so keep conversations brief or limit communication to a causal greeting. Don’t ignore the situation or the person, pray to God for wisdom to handle yourself well under ALL circumstances! If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God (James 1:5).
One of the sad realities of life is that some individuals will use manipulative means to get what they want from you! They will try to toy with your emotions! This is exactly what a woman called Jezebel in the bible did! She manipulated others and told lies against Naboth in order to wrongful take what was not hers, in order to give it to her husband (1 Kings 21:1-16). In the Christian faith her attributes or characteristics are referred to as the Jezebel spirit (nature). Don’t allow such a person to dominate your life and or mind!
Proverbs 29:25: Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.
Don’t be afraid to cut connections with such controlling people or to say NO to their outrageous demands! No is a VERY POWERFUL word. It will save you from A LOT of avoidable challenges! You don’t have to wait until the new year to break free from toxic relationships, the time is NOW!
Have a happy Christmas y’all, and instead of panicking start praying!
Love from the godly lady 😀.