Altogether Beautiful.

You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. Song of Solomon 4:7

All of my life I have been known as a “nice” girl. A girl who would do anything for others, and often let people walk all over her. It has really caused me a lot of heartache over the years because people often take advantage of it. I forgive quickly(and mean it), try to let it go, say I am sorry all the time, and love/pray for people who do not deserve it. I often give too many chances, and I have seen this as a huge flaw in myself and an act of weakness.

The Bible says that we should turn the other cheek when people hurt us and to humble ourselves. The world tells us to get revenge on them, and to never trust them again.

So what do you do? What do you choose? What path to you take?

I have recently realized that the world’s opinion has been affecting me more than ever. I have hardened my heart and have stopped giving the chances to people. I have turned myself from them and spewed nasty words.

The Devil snuck up on me in the sneakiest way…by hitting me where I thought I was flawed. He took what was love and turned it into something evil.

Just because I forgive and love people to the point that it hurts does not mean that I am weak. It means that I am stronger than I ever thought I was. God made me. He made me this way, and for that I am grateful.

Yeah, it stinks always being the nice person and the bigger person, but gosh it is just so wonderful, too. I know that God will continue to chisel my hardened heart and make me that person again.

How lucky are we to have a God who loves our messed up hearts?

-Kristin-

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