"You are God's Work of Art. You are His Masterpiece. Our salvation is something only God can do. It is His powerful, creative work in us. If God considers us HIS work OF ART, we DARE not TREAT ourselves or others with disrespect or as inferior work.
So (insert your name here), you are released to be a CREATIVE, daughter/son of the king. God is creative and you are made in His image. When you choose an audience of one (him).... You aren't trapped into pleasing everyone else. Spread your wings and shake off all the guilt of expectations of others. You are beautiful. Your desires and joys are God given.
Any thoughts and guilt from your upbringing that rears it's ugly head and tries to bind you up... rebuke it, because it is NOT from God.
This my friends is what life is all about - holding each other up - encouraging each other! Loving each other! I proceeded to spend the night with a dear friend and relative (they do exist together) and we supported each other. We all need to support and be supported. We can't do this life thing alone!
So, I'm proposing a 30 day soul food challenge.... encourage someone every day for the next 30 days. It may be a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, your child, your spouse, your parents, a homeless person on the street. My only stipulation is that the person you encourage is human... fur people don't count!
This world will be such a different place if we all become "people of love." Let's start today and let only words of encouragement come out of our mouths to those around us. It's good for the soul!