I wrote this back in October of 2012, and I thought this would be a good time to share it, and remind myself of where my identity comes from, and how much Love God has for me. I know that He is where everything I need comes from. He is my everything.
First, I learned that I don’t need lots of “friends” to feel accepted in life. My acceptance comes from God. My identity is in God, and He is all I need to feel like I’m accepted, and that I matter, and that I’m loved. From there, I’m able to Love others the way God intended me to love them. If I let God’s love get poured into me, and I let it flow through me to those around me then I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. Second, I learned where my loyalties should lie. First they start with the Lord, and my relationship with Him, then it goes out to my family and my real friends, who have become like family to me. If I am doing it any other way, then I’m not living in accordance with the word.
I never realized how much God loved me until recently, and let me tell you, the feeling of actually accepting the fact that I am so dearly loved by my heavenly Father is so Freeing. God has been so good to me, and has done so much for me, and I didn’t even realize how much He loved me, and how much more He wanted for me. Now that I do, I will start doing things a little differently. That, and the fact that there are people that I need to make a clean break from, that were not a good influence on me, is why I’ve deleted my facebook page with an excess of 400 people on it.
I’m going to start by putting God first in my life, and I’m going to let Him pour His love into me, so that I can start loving those around me in the proper way. I Praise God for teaching me this, and for showing me who my true friends are, and for showing me that I need to learn to love my family and friends with His unconditional Love, and not just my human love. God is Good!
Thank you Lord, and I Praise Your Name Above any other name. Amen!!!