Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. -Proverbs 28:26
We all struggle with loneliness at some point in our lives. I have felt lonely my whole life in one way or another, even as I’m writing this. Sometimes it just feels like you’re stuck; and after years and years, it seems like you’ll never move forward. I would sit and ask myself if I really had the right to feel how I was feeling, and the truth was that I didn’t. I had to use what I was taught, humble myself, and have an open heart as I gave myself the honest advice I would give to a friend. Most importantly, I had to humble myself before the Lord and not defend my feelings over His voice. I was only able to make progress when I took a step back and quit trying to be right.
Oftentimes we defend our feelings even when we know that we are in the wrong. It can be hard to hold ourselves accountable, but if we are unable to be honest with ourselves, we won’t be able to accept honesty from others or God. When we can see ourselves and our situation like Him, we will not only see the truth, but we will be able to accept it as truth and not feel attacked or accused.
Honesty is the first step towards healing and progress in any situation. The most important part of being honest and accepting honesty is humility. Seeing life through your feelings is like seeing life through tinted glasses. Ask God to fill you with a spirit of humility and to share His heart with you.
Heavenly Father, thank you for doing all things for my good. Forgive me for my selfishness and fill me with unconditional humility. Thank you, Lord, for caring about how I feel and for Your healing power. Place people in my life who will hold me accountable and encourage me to see myself clearly. Amen.
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Naia is a fifth-generation follower of Jesus. Music and performing arts - singing, especially - is her passion, and she lives for late-night talks about the Holy Spirit. She recently moved to SoCal and is excited for the new doors God is opening for her and her family. Naia is one of our 2017 interns at GLAM Camp for Girls.