Just say no… that is a line created for drug awareness. But there is so much more to it. I want to find my “NO” again. Somewhere along my road, I lost it. I even justified saying “yes” to things I did not want to do or was not comfortable with because I just felt “it was the right thing to do”. GOD wants our hearts REAL, so even by thinking I was doing the right thing, I actually was building up anger in my heart.
After a while, you lose yourself in a sea of “YES”. So, today I am going to give myself a raft in that sea and it will spell N-O! And as scary as that is to me, it is a must on my road to be the best me.
Psalm 38:8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart
I find it challenging to know when to be supportive to others and when to step back. Sometimes, I give so much of my time, energy or resources to others that I feel drained. I desire to remember that YOU are the PROVIDER of all. I am learning that it is not up to me to be the fixer for another person. When I attempt to do this, I am acting on a misperception and that is why I feel drained. I want to change FATHER! I ask that YOU show me the right actions to take based upon my feelings of peace. If I feel compelled to do something for another and I feel peaceful and/or joyful about it, then I will know I am following YOUR direction. When I act from fear, guilt, anxiety or scarcity, I will know I am responding to misconceptions. Please help me to know the difference. Thy will be done. Amen
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.