To the one who thinks about the hurtful words that have been said to her from time to time:
On most days, you might be fine, but there are some moments that just remind you all over again of the hurtful words that one person told you. Whether it was a relationship, a friend, or even a family member or fellow church member…even though you may feel the hurt, the Word of God still has the final authority in your life. No words define you other than His.
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. - Hebrews 4:12
If you’re struggling to get past the reminders of the negative things that were said to you, pray and ask the Lord to show you how to replay His Words in your mind instead of theirs. You may have told yourself you could never forget what they said, but imagine if you could cling to the Word of the Lord in that way. Imagine it was His Word that was interwoven into your thoughts and not the words of others. People can talk about you behind your back, say mean or passive aggressive things to your face, or make you feel one inch tall without ever saying a word, but they can never take away who you are in Christ. They can never have more impact on your life than the King who calls you His daughter. There is nothing anything anyone says that can take away from what God has already said about you.
Written by @morganhnichols for #thedevoco
A song on this topic:
Listen to the new song, “Daughter of The King” by @jamiegraceh feat. @morganhnichols on YouTube!
Instincts that can still betray us A journey that leads to the sun Soulless and bent on destruction A struggle between right and wrong You take my place in the showdown I’ll observe with a pitiful eye I’d humbly ask for forgiveness
Existence, well what does it matter? I exist on the best terms I can The past is now part of my future The present is well out of hand