Cheated on? Lied to? Or simply disappointed by someone? A colleague, close friend, partner, spouse, or child? I don’t assume you would be interested in reading further if I threw in a stranger. But when it is a person close enough to grab a share of our hearts, we feel the pain. No one who never gets close to you will be able to create that emotional hurt. Only people you let in can also hurt inside. Strangers are externals if we exclude the prayers we pray for them and pour our hearts out to God for them. Still, cheating, lying, being played, etc. feels bad because we had built trust with the people we are now hurt by. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Thoughts’
Tags: Anger, Bitterness, Fighting_Darkness, Thoughts
I have read a book by Stormie Ormatian “The Power of a Praying Wife”, a powerful book and a blessing. She wrote about how relieved she felt once she knew she “didn’t have to entertain every thought”. Brilliant! I always felt bothered by thoughts that were SO NOT ME, thoughts that dragged me down or made me feel ashamed or disgusted.
With the knowledge that I don’t have to entertain every thought, I felt that I gained a tool to fight the enemy. I don’t have to entertain the lies thrown at me. I think God has as much fun as I do whenever I choose to kick out the uninvited guest.
Thank you, Miss Stormie.