So lately I have been doing a lot of reading and I undoubtedly got so hooked on books written by Christine Caine. I love her books because they are written with so much transparency, authenticity and they have been literally calling me higher (story for another day). One of my fav and current read (lol that sounds wrong😆)is Undaunted.
This is probably beginning to sound like a book review (I promise you it’s not), recommendation is the word. But anyways, as I was reading this book, the Lord began to bring back so many things that happened in my life and even seemingly hurtful words spoken to me. One of the few incidents He brought back to my mind was, when I was called heartless because I refused to send an ex boyfriend my pictures lol😂.
I know I have hurt people sometimes even unknowingly hello we all do, because we are human beings and that comes with flaws. But even with my flaws and all I know that for sure I am not heartless. To cut a long story short, I ended up apologizing for not sending my own pictures. But, here I am a year and a few months later, wishing I never apologized, because I know especially after reading Undaunted that I am so many things, but heartless isn’t one of them.
I am the redeemed of the Lord (Psalms 107:2). I am chosen (John 15:16).I am accepted in the beloved ( Ephesians 1:6).I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14). He knows my name (Isaiah 43:1)He calls me His own (Isaiah 43:2). I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 5:21). I am precious in His sight and He loves me (Isaiah 43:4).
Words can be hurtful really, but anyone who calls you anything that isn’t in line with your Creator is wrong. Child, you are not even the bad things that you call yourself. Trust me, there is so much more to you. I can’t begin to count the number of times I put aside my own joy and did things for people because of the fear of being deemed as “heartless” again. Heck I even apologized for things that weren’t my fault at times. But I am glad came along the truths of what God says about me, I checked that list and heartless wasn’t on it.
Thank you for everything that you have called us to be and all that you have said about us. I pray that we will walk in our true identity. And not only walk but may the truth of what you say about us settle in the deepest cores of our hearts. I pray that you uproot the painful words spoken over us from our childhood and up to date. And in their place let your love grow and may we believe always that we are loved dearly by you. Help us walk not in shame, but in the true freedom that you have purchased for us on Calvary.
In Jesus name.
S/O to my beautiful friend Lydia who recommended that I read Undaunted. It has brought me to a beautiful place.May the good Lord remember you Friend♥️.
To my sister Chiwala who is celebrating her birthday today, girl I love you and may the Lord cause you to walk in your true identity.
My beloved readers please go and listen to “You say” by Lauren Daigle and I highly recommend you to also get Undaunted by Christine Caine.
Sending you so much love♥️