Getting caught up on an old hurt is like fumbling the ball and continuing to fumble the ball because you can’t get past the first fumble (the initial hurt).
Just because someone was good for you in one season doesn’t mean they are good for you in another. And that’s OK.
So many people believe that love means I get all of my needs met 100% percent of the time with the exact person that I want who looks the way I want and says all the things that I want at the right time and they’re just perfect and they’re going to love me even though I’m not perfect. Well that is just unrealistic.
I’m in a season where I’m learning to surrender my desires to God.
I find myself often doing what I don’t want to do. Whether that’s eating something I know is bad for me when I have vowed not to, saying something I feel in my spirit I shouldn’t say at the moment I’m saying it or doing something for the 1000th time when I promised myself I wouldn’t. It almost seems at time like I am my own worst enemy.
God doesn’t expect us to have amnesia about our pasts. But don’t regard the pain of the past as more significant than the work He wants to do in you today.
Learning to love yourself is a life-long process. Instead of trying to figure out your worth in someone else’s eyes women and men need to know firstly how much God loves them and then secondly they need to grow in love towards themselves.
Love requires growth. Love involves risk. Love is not safe.
I spent more time feeling ashamed of myself than being proud of the person God created me to be.
In the game of love everybody wants to walk away from the table with a better deal than they are offering.