Five Minute Friday: Reflect

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So, it’s that time of the year. The time of year when the word “reflect” is used by people who usually do it only once a year. I never could get into that. Probably because I’m too introspective by nature. I tend to reflect every day, sometimes every minute. I suppose doing it only once a year would make one less obsessive, but It’s too late for me. 🙂

For the first years of my life, my reflections were on how horrible a person I was. The words I used in my head were the ones my mother, father, husband, pastors, teachers, used to insult and belittle me. But, of course, they had to be true, because everyone loves those people, and I am worthless.

This didn’t change immediately after I was saved. It was slightly better, but I had 42 year worth of garbage floating around in my head and I had to work it out of my system. I am still working it out, but, now that Zelena and I are basically divorced, and he’s not around much anymore, it’s funny how those words have all but disappeared.

I suppose what I’m trying to say is that as you reflect on your year, or your day, for that matter, make sure the words in your head are the words of Christ, not the words of those who would prefer to damage you to elevate themselves. And, yes, sometimes that is your spouse, sometimes that is your pastor, sometimes that is your own mother. It is a lie of the world and too often the church that these people naturally love. No one naturally loves, so take caution whose words you take to heart and make a part of your reflections on who you are.

In Christ you are more.

(Linking up with Five Minute Friday)

One Comment Add yours

  1. carlybenson says:

    Great post- I am always reflecting too and definitely don’t see it as a once a year thing. I love the reminder to make sure we are reflecting on the truth- what Christ says about us- not what other people say (or what we might say about ourselves.)

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