I've written a lot lately about ups and downs, God's blessings, and also tried to share some realness about all of it. That's why I write and share - to be real and open about what God is doing in my life. It can be dramatic, yes, but I'm also hoping the messages help readers in whatever they are going through.
Tonight I have somewhat of a different message and it comes from God's truth talking to me. This is the lesson that came to me tonight - don't you dare let codependency make you think your integrity is less than it is. I think I've mistakenly thought that, but tonight God was telling me that the integrity and class that's inside me, and that's also inside you, is so much stronger than any screwed up codependency we might have.
I'd have to say, I've let my thinking stray from what I know about myself. And I bet many of us have done that along the way. Because of decisions we've made, or emotions we've felt, we have thought, incorrectly, that we aren't good enough, strong enough, well-intentioned enough or loving enough. What a bunch of bull. We are all of those things and more, and don't let some lies or false thoughts get in the way of believing in yourself and your integrity.
That's the lesson I learned tonight as I thought about some mistakes I've made, but also about how I've handled those mistakes and rose above them, to be a man of prayer, love, caring, values, humility and change. I was letting codependency get in the way of seeing myself that way. No more. Integrity wins out. Make it win out for you too!
With all humility, I pray for God's blessings to you. XO