Romans 12:2 says:
"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
So after my Max Lucado post yesterday, I've made a few decisions.
And it's all because of what Joshua 1:9 says:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
I am done with letting the things that other people say and do affect me emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. I am done letting myself feel inadequate because someone else wants me to feel that way. I am a child of God!
I deserve to be loved.
I deserve to be happy.
And you know what the crazy part is?
I am loved! I am loved by my heavenly Father. I am loved by my children. I am loved by my family. I am loved by the blessings that are the friends that God has given me. I am loved because I am crazy, annoying, spirited, passionate, encouraging, hopeful, creative, wonderful-I AM LOVED!!
And I will be happy. I will find happiness in the every day of life. I will find happiness in my children. I will find happiness in my faith. I will find happiness in my relationships with other people.
I am going to be strong.
I am going to be courageous.
I will not be terrified or discouraged.
I am going to move forward in my life with my eyes closed. My arms out. And my heart open.