My name is Vivian and I am recovering from a chronic sense of subordinance.
Addictions come in all shapes, forms and sizes. Alcohol, drugs and other physical addictions are not the things that can cast bondage on our lives and imprison us.
The summer months give me plenty of time to maul over my life and critique it from various angles. Now, that practice is double edged, as there has to be a good balance of recognizing your faults and then moving on to fix them. FYI, I’m still working on that balance. At any rate, this week during my Maul Moments with The Maker, God showed me that taking worry thoughts and seeing myself as inferior has negatively impacted more than just my day-to-day existence.
Stress is a smooth criminal, as he robs people of their present joy AND future peace. I can’t be happy now, or have peace about the future if I am worried about it. That’s a double setback. And Sense of Subordination, SS is one conniving manipulator. If my mind has a stronghold that I am undeserving of great things, then I will never have them. God’s promises are twofold, with belief, first and confession/faith, second. Entertaining SS in my life, kills the promises before I can even put faith behind them!
So, I don’t know about you, but my summer schedule is suddenly full…in the best way possible! I can’t think of a better adventure to undertake, than working on myself and getting closer to God.
“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.”
– Philippians 4:6-7 MSG
Looks like Philippians 4:6-7 was penned just for me. Though we may have different challenges, God loves me just as much as He loves you. Somewhere, in those 66 books, is a bible verse penned specifically for you and your personal needs. Our God is a relentless God, who never leaves anyone (no matter how hard-headed, far gone or imperfect) without His support and guidance…