I'm changing up my format a bit today. I had a rather tough day today all because an extended family member decided last night to push all my buttons. She knows exactly how to make me feel "less than" and, even though I tell myself I won't allow her to affect me, she does. Every. Time. Does this ever happen to you?
These are the types of things that at can make us lose HOPE. I'm telling you, these are the type of people that satan loves to use in our life. They can make us take out eyes off the road, so to speak. Paul tells us in Philippians 3:14, "I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." If my eyes aren't focused on Jesus and the goal He has set for me, then evil wins.
I'm better tonight but it's really hard being around someone who wants to do nothing but tear you down. I'm blessed that I don't live with, or even in the same city, as this person that wants me to feel like a failure. I know the reason she does this is to make herself feel better about herself, but it doesn't make it easier to be her victim. My heart aches for those out there that live with someone like that. I've been there and done that and I'm so thankful I knew the Lord because He is the One that truly got me through those years. I spent a lot of time on my knees in prayer and He was with me. I'm also grateful that I don't have to live with someone like that now.
I'm sharing a picture of Mitzi as a change because she always makes my heart happy and I hope she will lighten your heart as well!
Blessings - Julie