If I’m honest, I’ve had a difficult time lately.
I didn’t know that at this age, nearing 40, I’d have to deal with bullying, name calling, the mean girls club. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered this before in my life.
However, through it all, I’ve learned what it really means to turn the other cheek, to go the extra mile with your enemy, to be a peacemaker, to rely on the peace that comes only from God.
As my blog is titled, On the Outside Looking In, what I discovered is that people are actually so desperate for connection.. But they don’t know how.
I admit, initially, I was hurt. My feelings were hurt. But as I read the scriptures, conviction and compassion swept over me. I came to a place where I could genuinely pray for those who were constantly calling me names and putting me down. Did it stop? Not immediately. It slowed down. But it didn’t impact me any longer.
“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:14, 17-18, 21 NIV
You know, I had to come to a place where I remembered, it’s not what they say about me, but what God says about me. It’s not what they call me, but what Jesus calls me.
*Original image by A.B.☀️🌸
Our Daddy is so proud of you!
Jesus opinion is the only true opinion and the only one that really matters.
Indeed, how god sees you, and what He calls you; how we can know, we’re loved… deeply!
Father, Your love is sufficient, Your grace is endearing. I pray Your peace and strength over, Jessy. Cover her within Your love, draw her closer to Your heart! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
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