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Present & Pleased Devotional DAY THIRTYONE

For all of you that know about the Enneagram personality test, my personality is type 9:
The Peacemaker.

Struggles with conflict- check!

Can see multiple sides of a situation- check!

Worries about what others think- check!

Can I be vulnerable and honest with you for a moment? Making decisions as a parent and pastor during a season of uncertainty has weighed heavily on my heart, and I have been too concerned by what others may think. I’m sure you can relate! But here are few truths about worry that we need to remember:

Worrying about what others think RESTRICTS your enjoyment in life.

Worrying about what others think FEEDS insecurity.

Worrying about what others think DRAINS you of energy that you could give to the positive things in your life.

Can you see the truth of those statements? I can too!

But there is another kind of truth that I am holding tight to. God has called us out of darkness, and into light. God has lavished His LOVE upon us. We are children of God. We are wonderfully made!

Can you remember WHOSE you are? You are exactly who God says you are, and He loves you beyond every circumstance, emotion, chaos, confusion, or pain. In the midst of my worry, I am choosing to remember that my God created me, called me, equips me, and sustains me.

Friends, REMEMBER WHOSE YOU ARE!


PHOEBE ILE
children's pastor

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