Precious One, listen to My Words. The enemy, the father-of-lies, would like to convince you that you are no good: that you are despicable…loathsome…strange. Then, after he deems you unaccepted and unacceptable, he urges you to WORK and STRIVE for your acceptance. When you find out that your striving is not bringing any results, he urges you to WORK HARDER. But no matter how hard you strive, you will never be able to work yourself into wholeness, this way.
LONG BEFORE HE LAID DOWN EARTH’S FOUNDATIONS, HE HAD US IN MIND, HAD SETTLED ON US AS THE FOCUS OF HIS LOVE, TO BE MADE WHOLE AND HOLY BY HIS LOVE
(Ephesians 1:4 MSG).
I, the Lord your God, want you to know that you are not despicable. You are not loathsome. You are not strange. On the contrary, you are the focus of My Love. I made you for Myself. I delight in you. But, you will never know or believe these words, unless you come and sit awhile with Me and allow Me to tell you, personally, how much I love you.
HE BROUGHT THEM OUT OF DARKNESS AND THE DEEPEST GLOOM AND BROKE AWAY THEIR CHAINS (Psalm 107:14).
Child, give up trying to WORK and STRIVE your way into wholeness…into OK-ness…into an accepted heart. Instead, come and sit quietly at the feet of My Son, Jesus, and share your heart with Him. Tell Him how you feel. Ask Him for His help. When you sit in darkness, His Love will become a Light to you to show you My Righteousness—to guide you out of the deep gloom of non-acceptance into the way of Acceptance and Wholeness. During your fellowship with Him, He will break away your chains.
DO NOT REJOICE OVER ME, MY ENEMY; WHEN I FALL, I WILL ARISE; WHEN I SIT IN DARKNESS, THE LORD WILL BE A LIGHT TO ME…HE WILL BRING ME FORTH TO THE LIGHT; I WILL SEE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS
Listen to your heart, and find the very first childhood incident that caused you to feel despicable…loathsome…strange. Then, lay that incident, with its feelings and beliefs, before the Lord Jesus, asking Him to break away the chains these beliefs of non-acceptance caused in your personality.
PRAYER: Lord God, lead me into wholeness. Bring me out of the dark beliefs of non-acceptance that deem me loathsome, despicable, and strange. Break away my chains, as I stop striving to fix my dark accusatory beliefs of non-acceptance by myself. Hallowed be Your Name!
Maintain an Awareness
The defense mechanism of blaming has been with us since the beginning of time.