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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Finally Free!

People only have as much power over you as you let them.

The wrong people can interrupt your day, your thoughts, or your actions if you let them.

But...when we let go of insecurity, co-dependency, and worry about what others think we let go of the power they have over us. We're released from the chains those relationships represent.

People have been a stronghold in my life that I've had to learn to break free from. God has taught me how boundaries are important, that true friendships can be refined by fire, and that being yourself is so much better that being the person you think others want you to be. He's blessed me with friendships based on total transparency, and showed me how sweet that is. He's showed me that I hold a responsibility in my relationships. That sometimes my own insecurities allowed wrong actions. That others aren't always to blame.

He's showed me that putting people above Him is idolatry, and anything in my life that consumes more of me than I let Him have is out of balance.

When we seek God's approval above man's, put your family first, and make decisions based on those two principles than life becomes simpler. All of a sudden worry and regret have no power in your life. You have peace and contentment.

Sometimes the old insecurities creep up, and you have to beat them back down. But, you can! Because you are stronger. Wiser. When the wrong thoughts come into your mind you can recognize them. You switch to healthier thoughts and move forward.

Things that used to consume you simply don't anymore. You think to yourself, "I don't care about that." and you really don't.

All of sudden the people that used to have power over you have no power at all.

And it feels good!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galations 5:1


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At December 14, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Tiffany said...

I couldn't have read this at a better time. I have been feeling just like this in my life lately and it's so freeing.
I couldn't agree more with how important it is to put God and family first.

 
At December 14, 2011 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Katie said...

Hi Adrienne,

You have no idea how important it was for me to read this post today. Thank you for reminding me of who should be first in my life.

 
At December 14, 2011 at 1:29 PM , Blogger Shell said...

Oh, girl. I need to get better at this.

 
At December 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

I really needed to read this today. I need to remember what should come first in my life.

 
At December 14, 2011 at 3:09 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

That is so true. It takes a long time and a lot of heart break to see that it's how you react that counts.

 
At December 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM , Anonymous Kate F. (@katefineske) said...

You can't always be everything to everyone. THIS is what I try to tell myself. Priorities are important. I stopped over from PYHO but left a link to a post of mine that I wrote months ago... because it was the first thing I thought of after reading your thoughts here.

Also, I loved your comment: "Being yourself is so much better that being the person you think others want you to be." So True!

 
At December 14, 2011 at 7:16 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

Great post. EXACTLY what I have been feeling like lately. I've been feeling pulled in all these directions.... and - well.... I just needed to read this post tonight. So thanks. For writing for you and sharing with us (me). Merry Christmas, Kristen

 
At December 14, 2011 at 9:23 PM , Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

I really needed to read this today. Thank you.

 

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