ROAD to 31 Devotional - Day 10 - " Lose My Power"
Listen to "Lose My Power" from my new mixtape https://soundcloud.com/jeannie…/lose-my-power-femalebigverzi
Unlike yesterdays post about loved ones that we don't give up on and pray for til we see the victory in their lives, there are also relationships that we have to cut off in order to grow and become the people we were purposed to be.
I wrote 'Lose My Power' over a relationship I had that lasted many years on and off, one which I was addicted to but was also so toxic. We connected so much and loved each other (in our understanding of the word at the time) but it just wasn't enough. Every time we came together we became weaker and instead of adding to each other's lives, we drained the life out each other. Now, if that's not the definition of toxic, I don't know what is.
In life, we will all come across relationships like this - whether it be romantic, friendships, or family we will encounter these people that when they are around, we lose our way and forget the power we have.
1 Corinthians 15:33 "Do not be deceived: Bad company ruins good morals."
To be honest, before I knew my worth I didn't even know what was toxic and what was not. I allowed things and accepted things out of ignorance. Because – 1. I just accepted what I saw others put up with and 2. I didn't have true self-worth. I knew I should fight for my respect but I didn't know why.... I didn't know that to God - I was priceless, I was the apple of His eye and was fearfully and wonderfully made. I had never heard that to God I was worth more than prized jewels or that I was even worth dying for. And the same is true for all of us but the enemy tries to rob us of that from the time we are kids, however, God knew us and chose us from before that.
Galatians 1:15 "But He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by His grace."
Now, once you realize who you are in God and whose you are, the relationships you have change because you then look for people you can have a two-way connection with - they give, you give and sometimes they take and you take. That's healthy.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 "Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
Proverbs 27:17 "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another."
Jesus even spoke of what healthy relationships should look like. He was even the best example of it.
John 15: 12-13 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."
Reflection: Are there relationships in your life that are onesided? Is so, perhaps those are not scenarios where you should look to grow from. Pray on those relationships and if God is telling you to cut ties for your own peace of mind, be obedient so that you can grow.