Thriving in Toxic Environments.
What do you do when you’re being judged? When the environment around you is poison and toxic and it seems to suck you into a deep vat of negativity. It’s a good time to remember that it’s never about other people and what they are saying about you. It’s about the Lord and what He’s saying to you. What’s His perspective about the whole thing?
Jesus was judged for everything. He took all our sin. It’s gone. Everything that has been spoken against us, He has taken away. And so when the Father looks at us, He doesn’t see anything wrong, just that something is missing. And He is totally committed to giving that to us.
There is a difference between what is true and what is truth. Some of the things that are being said may be true, but they’re not the truth. The TRUTH is what sets us free and Jesus is committed to speaking truth in love. So in order for us to grow up in all things, we have to speak the truth in love to ourselves. There is nothing wrong with us. There is just something missing. There is nothing toxic in our life that can work against us because Jesus is gold and He will be something for me today because of who He is, not because of who I am not.