"So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up."
Galatians 6:9 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Have you ever heard these words?
"Just give up."
"You’ll never get it right."
"You never finish anything."
"Just quit now while you’re ahead."
I hear these words echoing around in my head. These are things that I battle just within my own mind and heart. I know I’m not the only one. Self-deprecation isn’t a popular topic. Being a person with ADHD just amplifies that "self-hate speech." It doesn’t have to be that way though. We have the choice to listen to those who oppose us, even if it is ourselves, or we can choose to remind ourselves what our heavenly Father says about us. You may have heard "God don’t make no junk!" Well, it’s true. When we talk to ourselves in a negative way or allow others to do so, we begin to believe all of the negative things. This is NOT what God wants for us. You have value! You are priceless! He constantly has hope for you and thinks the best of you, no matter what might have happened in the past. He can make things new. When we do what is right in God’s eyes, we will begin to see how much He loves us and loves others. It is undeniable. If you doubt yourself, trust God to work through you. He will as long as we are willing to say, "Here I am, God. Your servant is listening and ready."
Please… Don’t EVER give up on yourself.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that we would kick the negative self-talk to the curb. That by spending more and more time in God’s word and prayer, that we would learn what our Father thinks and says of us and that we would know He truly loves us…no strings attached. I pray that we would never give up on following Him.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…