I love today's girlfriend devotional. (see the sidebar or click on the title)
I love how devotionals come at just the right time to teach me what I need to know about what's going on in my life right now. This devotional came just after a day where I had chastised myself. I was tired of the struggle of looking after a household where I was the only one interested in cleaning. I'm not the greatest of housekeepers and dustbunnies and mountains of laundry mock me and are constant reminders of all the things that I still haven't done, and how much of a failure I am at the basics of wifehood and motherhood.
My husband and I had just had a rather tumultuous couple of weeks bickering over money and other things. I know I said some not-so-nice things to him. I look back on it now and wonder how I could let myself go, like that. What kind of an example was I setting for my husband?
But, then came this devotional--after my husband and I made up and are no longer wallowing in our anger and frustration. I still needed the reminder because I know a time will come again where the Evil One will use these situations to tell me I'm no good and am worth nothing and that my life is terrible...when in reality--at least from God's perspective--I'm worthy enough for him to have sent his Son to re-establish his connection with me (and if it had been only me, here, he would have still done it). In God's eyes, I am valuable and loved.
There is no condemnation from God because my sins have been forgiven. So, why should I let anyone else--including myself--decide differently?
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