Wow! It’s the last day of the 3-Day Quote Challenge and I am so excited not to stop but for the amazing words I’ve been able to share in just three days! We should probably do this again sometimes soon!
Once again, I appreciate Deborah for the opportunity and yea, just in case you missed Day 2, you can acquaint yourself here Day 2
I’d just move straight to what’s up for today.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)
Often times we tend to mix walking in love with staying abused. Or let me say that most times we know in our hearts what the two are! We know walking in love is nothing near staying abused but we choose to minimize our pain and our guilt by saying yes, I’m gonna stay cos I’m walking in love, I’d forgive him/her cos yea, I’m walking in love, I’m gonna make this work cos that’s what you do when you walk in love. Often times, we just try to tell ourselves, it is not what it is just because we need to take our mind off what we know it is!!!
Walking in love doesn’t override respect! Yes, you can walk in love outside people’s lives! You don’t have to be with someone to show you’ve forgiven them! Forgiveness is what you do for yourself and yes, the mind beareth witness always!
Let people go on and think you haven’t just because you choose to love from afar with prayers etc but so far there’s no condemnation in your heart *that’s so important* then, you’re good to go!
Walking in love doesn’t mean there’s a life free of offence. Yelz, you’ll be offended but choosing not to take offence when you should, that’s walking in love! Casting the same love God has for us through Christ unto others is walking in love and we can’t do this through the flesh but by Grace and abuse is nothing like it!!!!
When you’re being abused, you’re not being extended the same love God shows you and encourages you to have!!!! So, trying to stay, holding on to wrong love, enduring persistence mental and emotional including physical torture is not walking in love! It is walking in death due to wrong rhema!!!
I don’t know how to explain this any better but I hope doing this tag has really blessed and helped someone! I hope you got the clarity beyond my scribblings!
When you’re abused and you stay, you walk in fear and not love! Perfect love casts out fear including threats of any kind!
I know that feeling when you stay in something torturing and you say to yourself this is what God would have me do! To obey and keep His commandments, to pursue peace! . . .Nah girl! Don’t mix it all up! God doesn’t want you to kill yourself! Don’t go walking by the valley of the shadow of death trying to misuse that Bible verse. . . You need to remember His banner over you is love. He desire you to be loved as much as He expected same of you to others.
Walking in love is not holding back at forgiveness when you’re hurt or abused and allowing healing which I know can be an excruciating journey but I know that staying abused isn’t what He meant when He says to walk in love!
You only get to walk in love when you still breathe!
You can walk in love while you walk away from what doesn’t make you grow but stifle you! Walking in love is a healthy state of mind!
Love walk doesn’t choke!
It shouldn’t hurt when you walk in love. If it ever hurts, it’s abuse! ~ Ibukunwrites