> to be real, the past week and a half has been REALLY hard recovery-wise. my desire to look worthy of praise and admiration has exceeded my desire for God’s glory to be shown in my life.
> i saw a direct correlation—when i want glory, recovery is out of sight. i am consumed with how to get praise and validation for my existence [so i go back into an eating disorder mindset]
> but on the days where God’s glory is the most important thing to me, it’s all about how God will be shown through my recovery, how His power has been made PERFECT in my weakness....not my incessant need for control.
[not sure what that looks like for you...anxiety? control? perfectionism? aesthetic-a? success? relationship?]
> what do you gravitate towards when you’re craving glory, acceptance or validation?
chances are it doesn’t reflect Gods power—but “ours” instead.
>> what gives me HOPE is this promise:
“those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.” // psalm 34:5
> isnt that what we ALL want?! we want to be LIGHT + LOVE!
we want people to gravitate towards us. GOD WANTS THAT TOO!! .....but for people to see HIM through that light—not us.
> when we LOOK to God and prioritize His glory we are BRIGHT LIGHTS in this world of shadows because we will reflect his love + freedom💛
1 thes. 2:8
because we love you so much, we are delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well