Love your neighbor. No matter what color.
Love Meg, Xo
I love that song by Greg O’Quin & Joyful Noyze! If you haven’t heard it, be sure to look it up on YouTube! It’s definitely a good add to your worship playlist!
Remember: As sons & daughters of The Most High God, you have the authority, through the Holy Spirit that lives in you, to call a thing that is not as though it is. It may be storming in your life right now BUT it will not last!
In all transparency, I graduated from storms almost a decade ago.
Like that famous quote (unsure of the author):
The devil whispered in my ear: “You can’t withstand the storm”.
I whispered back: “I AM THE STORM”.
He knew it was true!! My enemy had to step up his game.
So, now he attempts to destroy me with hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, monsoons…you name it. (Such a clown!)
Although, at times, it’s exhausting, annoying, and frustrating, even… I keep in mind that my God is still bigger than alllll of those!
Our God is still in control.
And He has given us the authority to command these things to cease, in the name of His beautiful Son, Jesus.
I know sometimes the storms get scary. Sometimes, they morph into bigger disasters. Sometimes, they get so wild…you don’t know if they’ll ever end!
But, I encourage you to remember who “umbrellas” you.
When God is your umbrella, the storm is nothing!
Command your storm to cease & then praise your way through!
Peace, love, and sunshine for all of your lives!
Love Meg, Xo
I said this to say: I am EXTREMELY protective of my space and energy.
Before I could define these things about myself, I had no idea how to explain the reason why I was so protective. All I knew was:
Now defined, I am more comfortable, confident, and much less apologetic for it.
Y’all! I was “so sorry” for years. One of the greatest causes of my anxiety was having to explain those moments when I needed to isolate myself and be reclusive. Having to explain why I was declining invitations. Why I wasn’t answering phone calls. Why I was acting “funny”. Blah, blah, blah. Yada, yada, yada. (Yawn — I just got exhausted thinking about it.)
So, you know as an Empath, of course I could just feel the irritation, disappointment, offense, and concern of my loved ones when I randomly decided to “go ghost”.
And to be 100, I actually understand their points of view! But, I will tell you that the ones who understand me, do not judge me, & love me just as much when I am away (as they do when I am easily accessible), are the lights of my life.
Nevertheless, there were many people that wrote me off for this “shadiness”. Possibly, they found my behavior unstable or unreliable. Possibly, they were completely self absorbed & just simply upset that I was not available at their constant disposal. For whatever reason, I can fully appreciate & respect their release. Their energies were usually heavy, oppressing, and depressing, anyway.
But the truth of the matter is: You are responsible for protecting your own psyche. Your own space. Your own energy. Self care is not selfish.
I repeat: Self care is not selfish.
As people who are purposed to share light, we especially have to protect these things because there are others that have been predesigned & predestined by our enemy to dim our light, drain our energy, and attack our psyche.
Warsan Shire said: “Light attracts light. But, sometimes your light attracts moths and your warmth attracts parasites. Protect your space and energy.”
This was a very liberating quote for me. It gave me…permission! I felt empowered to say “No”. To not answer my phone, emails, or texts. To not offer excuses or explanations. To be misunderstood. To decline invitations without guilt. It gave me permission to take care of myself, first.
Taking care of yourself first is not only okay… it’s necessary.
You are unique. You have something inside of you that the world needs. But, you definitely have to nurture and care for yourself in order to deliver that “something” purely, wholeheartedly, and effectively.
Modify whatever you need to modify to find peace. People that love you…want peace for you. People that don’t want peace for you…are likely the moths and parasites of your life.
Love you all to life!
Love Meg, Xo
“And if I’m my Father’s child, then my resurrection is hereditary.” – @poetjasminemans
The “old you” dies in order to birth the “new you”.
Because you are your Father’s child, this rebirth is already imbedded in your DNA.
And it does not require apology.
“This means anyone who belongs to Christ is a new thing. The old life has gone. The new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)
May God birth a new thing in your life!
With so much love,
Love Meg, Xo