I once heard a talk about relationships and the speaker said, “You date yourself esteem.” Or in FF terms, you date the level you believe you deserve.
That hit me.
For too long, I’ve dated guys who I knew weren’t right for me and held on too long knowing it was a dead end.
I wondered, “Maybe if I do ___ then ___.”
It hasn’t worked yet, and I don’t believe it ever will…
I realized this adage is not just true in relationships,
This applies to all areas of life.
We establish boundaries based upon our belief of our worth.
Sometimes we are afraid of…
Asking our boss for a raise.
Saying “No” when asked to commit to yet another project.
Letting another know what we need in our relationship.
Taking time in our day to exercise or spend alone time.
I am sure you can think of other areas where you were afraid and perhaps you may have compromised your boundaries.
I don’t know your relationship status, friend, but I do pray that you know your worth and claim your inheritance as a son or daughter in Christ.
“Long before he laid down earth’s foundations,
He had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of His love,
to be made whole and holy by his love.
Long, long ago, He decided to adopt us
into His family through Jesus Christ.
(What pleasure he took in planning this!)
He wanted us to enter into the celebration of His lavish gift-giving
by the hand of his beloved Son.”
Eph 1:4-5 MSG
P.S. Do you ever feel like the outside voices speak louder than the still small voice of God and the inner leadership of the Holy Spirit? These outside influences can distract, detour, and derail us from our destiny as we search for meaning and significance in external vices, which can leave us void.
In a recent podcast episode, I shared 3 ways to love yourself
into wholeness and holiness so that the outside voices
will be drowned out from the voice of our loving Father.
Click the link below to listen. I pray this blesses you.