Who Can Be Against You??

I used to have an issue with confidence and self-image. I was self-conscious for a very long time. I wasn't until the last year or so that I began to realize my self-worth. I was growing in my relationship with God and He continued to reveal to me how beautiful, special and blesses I am. It was a struggle to see myself as worthy because even though God felt that way about me, people did not. People looked at my failures and losses. People knew my struggles and my sins and constantly held them over my head. I talk more about my past issues here in my testimony

The hardest part of my journey to self-love was being alone. My relationship with my now boyfriend wasn't prospering. We were stagnant and no matter how hard I fought and tried and loved we continued to stay stagnant. I didn't have any friends that I could spend time with. My friends La Quae, Camille and Courtney worked as much as I do or they were spending time with their families like I was. We missed each other's phone calls and texts. In a nutshell, I felt alone. I had God, but I longed for super close human relationship. Well, because I wanted that human relationship more than I wanted God (I didn't even realize it), He kept my by myself even longer. Eventually, I was so broken down by the way things were going in my life that I had no choice but to go to God. I know that seems bad...going to God as a last resort. It wasn't like that intentionally and God has a way of separating you from everyone else to where you can only lean on Him. It worked. 

I stopped focusing on people and started wanting more from God. I prayed and studied and fasted. I was still slipping up, but I kept going. I stopped quitting like I used to. I realized that people, whether they love you or not don't always have your best interest at heart. God does. He is always looking out for and protecting you even when that boyfriend, best friend or family member lets you down. 

One important thing I learned is that regardless of what I've been through or how many times I repented for the exact sin God was always there. I gave him my sins and He said, "though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow..." Isaiah 1:18. Satan loves to hold your sins over your head. He loves to send people and situations into your life to remind you of how you used to be. Believe it or not, some people actually plot your demise. Some people would love to see you fail.

If God says that your sins are forgiven why would you let a human tell you otherwise? Screw how a person made you feel. What does God say? Don't let Satan have you believing that you are nothing, worthless or damned. Yes, it hurts to not have your love validated by a significant other or family member, but God love you. His love is pure. He will never harm you. I know that people aren't happy with my relationship. They want it to fail. I'm sure there are people who believe I won't become a published author. So, what!! 

You have to change the way you feel about yourself. If those feelings don't line up with how God feels about you then something is wrong. You have to renew your mind constantly. Cast down all thoughts that aren't God-like. Get into your word and stay there. Realize that you are worthy and that you have a purpose. Asking God for his promises is only step one. You have to believe that you will receive them and you have to receive them by faith. Pray that God will help you to see yourself as he does. 

My hope is in God and yours should be too!

Here are some helpful scriptures

Isaiah 43:4-5
Romans 12:2
Ephesians 3:19

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  1. I really like this post. It's so important to find contentment in God and both in others. Oh and thanks for the follow over at my blog. Are you on bloglovin? It's good to claim your blog there to gain followers there too. Let me know if you do so we can follow each other there too for when google reader shuts down next month.


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