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