It’s a difficult and challenging circumstance to be in, to acknowledge that some of the relationships we are currently entertaining, are not of the healthiest kind.
If we could be completely honest, we would also recognise that engaging in the thought that we are able to ‘’fix’’ this dysfunction is really our own impossibility and not even our work to do. It is a nasty conundrum…a perplexing place to be. Recognition in itself is not enough for this to be of any use. We must make a decision followed by action – which seems a contradiction within the situation….we must ‘leave’ the dysfunctional relationship and cleave to the Truth. The Truth being; each person is uniquely valued and worth so much more than the damage inflicted through incorrect, inappropriate decisions, not based in the Truth of His Love for us individually. Recently, I made a decision, followed by actions, which has been one of the most difficult I have ever made. However, now that it is made, I sense a strength I have never encountered before…not for my consolation, but for living Life from a new place.
A place of Authority hidden from me before… because I was not wielding what I had been given – until now. Yielding all of me to all that God has created me to be…means that there will be decisions and actions to make and take that offend my own sensibilities (and most definitely other peoples too), but that is no matter, it is a case of complete surrender to Him. Because; “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
A toxic relationship can make you sick in many ways – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Recognition is not enough to start getting well again…action must be taken, because URLOVD completely!
~ Shelley Weeks