Your sense of worth– this should belong to God alone and come from Him. In Him you have meaning, not in someone else. A human being’s love or lack thereof should never be something that fulfills or destroys you. “We should not look to be filled with a mate, we should be filled with God.” -Berry Kercheville.
Your sense of happiness– they don’t get to be in control of that nor do they have the right to take it. If the apostle Paul could learn to be content in whatever state he found himself, how much more should I? “Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.” -Abe Lincoln. Are you choosing happiness and positivity today?
Your blood pressure– because they really don’t deserve to take years off your life either. People will wrong us and hurt us throughout our entire lives. We can choose to be upset. Or we can pray for help through frustration and eventually come to a place where we say- they aren’t really worth being upset over. God gives and then He takes away and ultimately He knows what we need even more than we do. When angered, think… what can I do to serve instead of following the rabbit hole of how deeply have I been hurt?
Your faith– they can help you get to heaven, but they can’t carry you all the way and vice versa. Friends and family should not hold precedence over your relationship with God. Putting Him first means putting all others beneath, including career, hobbies and entertainment. If someone or something is pulling you farther from God than closer to Him, it may be time to reconsider that relationship.
So take care of your soul. Guard your heart from evil. Stand firm in the faith.
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