I am so grateful for the lessons I learn from my beautiful children. They are some of my greatest teachers. Recently I’ve been reflecting on something I’ve been learning more about over the years. There is a dark side to seeking light. Your strength, your faith, your purpose-driven ambition, and your heart-centered charity are all a threat to the dark side. So you become a target. Darkness does not want you to experience light, truth, joy, peace or safety. 🙅🏼♀️ The adversary will do anything to keep you from living your full potential. So sometimes when you’re trying your best to be in alignment with God, and living your life as the best version of yourself, you get to experience hard things and difficult emotions.
The dark side uses tools of deception. It makes you feel insecure in yourself (it’s not safe to be me). It creates contention and drives a wedge in relationships. (Misunderstandings and hurt feelings). It alters your perception of what’s true and causes you to create stories that are untrue. (Oh the lies that are told in the deep thoughts in our head). 🤔 It’s tricky business. And it’s hurtful too. The adversary gains his power by keeping you from having strong relationships with yourself, your family, your friends. Darkness wins by destroying RELATIONSHIPS!
As I pondered this today, I was reminded of my favorite scripture. I feel comfort in knowing that we can try again. 🙏🏼 Let us all be more like little children. Quick to admit our mistakes. Quick to forgive others and ourselves. Quick to make friends and try to see others strengths over their flaws. Quick to leave behind negative emotions and embrace the positive ones. Let us also recognize that like little children we don’t know all things now and we do make mistakes, but 👉🏼we are never alone👈🏼 and our Heavenly Father will lead us along. Don’t dwell in your “not enough” or “this hurts too much.” Keep chasing the light 💡.