I was thinking about why we struggle so in this world and I realize we have normalized our dysfunction. Think about how many bad habits we picked up from our family members and brought them into adulthood and passed them on from generation to generation?
As women our mothers, aunties and granny’s pain became our own. We started to be taught not to depend on anybody because they would walk out on you. They taught us to be strong and trust in ourselves, not God, but our own selves. They taught us to believe that we could have it all, a kid, a nice home, and a great job but not to need a man for anything.
We were taught to hide money and other assets from our spouses/significant others and to ration out our womanly favors to get more from the same man that they told us we didn’t need . We were told we didn’t need to get married we could just live with them until they left us, always assuming the relationship would not work. This is dysfunction at its best.
What’s even crazier is we started to treat God the same way. We gave him the characteristics of the people who hurt us or who hurt our family member. We stopped trusting and believing in the power of the blood. We stopped trusting in Faith.. the substance of the things hoped for but yet unseen. We stopped believing that God was our Father, the one who worked things out for our good. We stopped believing the good news. We stopped doing the very things that would allow us to have the success we chased.
I’m here to tell you to stop right now, re-evaluate what you are thinking and believe with me:
“Great blessings belong to those who don’t listen to evil advice, who don’t live like sinners, and who don’t join those who make fun of God. Instead, they love the Lord’s teachings and think about them day and night. So they grow strong, like a tree planted by a stream— a tree that produces fruit when it should and has leaves that never fall. Everything they do is successful.”
Psalms 1:1-3 ERV
Trust in these things:
“The Lord is my Rock, my fortress, my place of safety. He is my God, the Rock I run to for protection. He is my shield; by his power I am saved. He is my hiding place high in the hills.”
Psalms 18:2 ERV
“Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you whatever you ask for. Depend on the Lord. Trust in him, and he will help you. He will make it as clear as day that you are right. Everyone will see that you are being fair. Trust in the Lord and wait quietly for his help. Don’t be angry when people make evil plans and succeed. Don’t become so angry and upset that you, too, want to do evil. The wicked will be destroyed, but those who call to the Lord for help will get the land he promised.”
Psalms 37:4-9 ERV
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.”
Psalm 46:1, 5 KJV
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