Listen. One of the worst things you could do for yourself is to stay in a situation where you’re not appreciated. The Bible tells us, “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” – Matthew 7:6
You know what this means? Do not waste good things on people who will not appreciate them! Period! Take your great qualities elsewhere. Just because certain people don’t see the value in you, doesn’t mean you’re worthless… It just means they don’t share a future with you. You gotta be cool with knowing that you’re not everyone’s cup of tea, but you are somebody’s cup of coffee! 😉 So, take your gifts and talents, and everything you bring to the table elsewhere and watch God prepare a table before you in your enemies presence. (See Psalm 23:5) Don’t try to prove your worth to people who belittle you, or don’t see the value in you! That’s a waste of time when God has placed people on your path who needs everything you have to offer. The only affirmation, confirmation or validation you truly need is God’s! His Spirit will do the drawing!
Love “it” enough to let go….
Sometimes we put our all into our jobs even to the point of where we are unknowingly putting “it” before our families or we give material things more value and place over our lives more than we value ourselves. Sometimes we even love our friends, children or spouse so much that we spend so much time and energy making sure that they’re happy and comfortable that we end up burned out, sad and uncomfortable. We put ourselves in situations that propels everybody and everything else forward while we are stuck in a quick sand of strongholds.
Let “it” go…
I know that it’s hard to say no when all your life you’ve been the ambassador to YES. Yes I’ll loan you that $500.00 knowing you’ll never see that $500.00 again. Yes I’ll watch your kids tonight, knowing dang well that it took her 3 days to come pick up her kids the last time. Yes I’ll work double shift three days in a row, knowing that you told little Johnny that you would be at his baseball game no matter what.
Let “it” go.
Sometimes we don’t even realize how much damage “it” is causing in our lives because we’ve become so accustomed to being abused. Sometimes we are being used and abused and we think it’s all in the name of love but hear me loud and clear when I tell you that it’s time to love “it” enough to let it go. When I say let go it doesn’t mean walk away from every situation. I’m not saying quit your job or leave your spouse but what I am saying is that you need to do some soul searching on your end and find out what it is that’s keeping you bound to being hurt and short ended over and over again and YOU need to let “it” go. God has given us power over these strongholds that attaches themselves to us and they will never let go unless we stop holding on to “it.”
That “it” is very comfortable and it is very hard to let “it” go but, God cannot place what he has in store for you into your life with that “it” in the way.
It’s time to get out of your comfort zone so that you can live in purpose. You’ve been holding on to “it” too long and it’s been of no good to you. It’s time to love “it” enough to let “it” go….
Scripture reading: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5