“Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts.” – Brene Brown.
What nourishes your heart? What would come if it were solely the God who created us? What if it were the divine God of *love* (not hate, FYI), whom we are made in the image of? The very spirit whom, when invited inward, will be delighted, rather than reluctant, to reflect back to us the essence of who we are?
“I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves me. You must continually let *my* love nourish your hearts. If you keep my commands, you will live in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands, for I continually live nourished and empowered by his love.” John 15:9-10 TPT
And contrarily, what if our listening to the world and it’s people in all its ups, downs and uncertainties was the sole dictator of who we are? I think, on occasion it fails to offer the same truth and love as consistently? What then? Is there anywhere we can truly find rest?
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.” John 15:5 MSG
I wonder how our lives would look, if we honoured one more than we did the other? Would we feel; Safer? Braver? Secure? Ourselves?