“Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situations that threaten your peace of mind, self-respect, values, morals or self-worth.” –Anonymous
Have you ever allowed someone to drain every ounce of your intellectual, physical, mental and spiritual energy? Yes, as a young ignorant woman.
Have you ever allowed someone to belittle you that it caused your self-esteem and self-confidence to fly out the window? Again, yes, I once did.
I learned hard lessons as a young adult trying to please everyone and caring what others thought of me. What happens when you give others your all, but they have nothing to offer you back? “‘The transfer of energy is real! If you constantly interacting with, surrounded by, pouring your feeling and yourself into an empty person, they will eventually suck you completely dry.’
‘Know your worth, and surround yourself with people, places and things that do not leave you spiritually empty and just skin and bones.'” — Unknown
If we do not own our self-worth, others could have an impact in every aspect of our life, including our walk with the Lord. At one point in my young adulthood many years ago, there were times I did not own my self-worth.
Do not get out of your character to fit into someone’s character. Own your self-worth and allow no one to lower your self-esteem and level of confidence. The time is now to stop being people pleasers and be Jesus’ pleasers.