Calm & Well Balanced

Dear God,
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Thank you for helping me to find my voice–for allowing me to experience situations that force me to speak up for myself and to set boundaries.
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In these situations, you’ve allowed opportunity to overcome my fear of offending others.
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For years I’ve silenced myself, denied myself, compromised myself–out of fear of loss and rejection.  Each time I did, I lost another part of me.
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But praise you, God, for your restorative Power! Praise you for your healing power!
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I’ve learned and am still learning how to set healthy boundaries for myself, and how to say no without fear of rejection and offense.
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Is the fear and discomfort gone? Absolutely not.
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But the thoughts of the consequence of continuously denying myself are greater than the fear of being unaccepted by others.
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God, I know that you did NOT give me the spirit of fear, but that of peace, love, and a sound mind.
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I love how the AMP bible states it…
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“Calm and well balanced…”
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This sounds like peace to me and that’s one of my on-going purposeful goals–to operate in peace and balance.
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Thank you, God, for sending Jesus and for the ever mediating, minstering, Holy Spirit–our Advocate, Comforter, and Teacher.
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Amen.
Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].”

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