As a leader, it can be tempting to fall into the trap of people-pleasing and avoiding difficult conversations to maintain the peace. However, this often leads to neglecting our own boundaries and allowing others to mistreat us. It's time to break free from this cycle and find true healing and freedom.
In Matthew 5:37, Jesus says, "Let your 'yes' be yes and your 'no' be no." This means that we need to be clear and honest in our communication, even if it means having tough conversations. Ignoring our feelings or suppressing them will not lead to healing. Instead, we need to confront the issue and work towards a resolution.
If you struggle with communicating without resorting to extreme behavior or name-calling, it may be a sign of past trauma that needs to be addressed. Seeking professional help can be a great step towards healing and improving communication skills.
Forgiveness is important, but it doesn't mean that we have to continue allowing those who hurt us to have access to us. Some relationships may not be healthy or able to be restored. It's important to prioritize our own well-being and establish healthy boundaries.
True wholeness gives us the freedom to be ourselves without apology. By setting boundaries, having tough conversations, and prioritizing our own well-being, we can break free from people-pleasing and find true healing and freedom.
Meditate on these scriptures:
Matthew 5:37 All you need to say is simply 'Yes" or 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.