What I believe in and what I want for myself and my life is important. Who I am matters. What I want matters. What I am trying to accomplish is important in this world because it is important to me, and my opinion and voice are just as worthy as everyone else. My life has meaning, and I have a unique purpose to fulfill here. I will not be diminished just because other people cannot understand my worth; I do not need their approval. I approve myself, and I believe in myself.
Thought of the Week
When you can accept someone where they are, in the experience that they’re having, then you can let go. You can forgive. You can release. Accepting someone where they are doesn’t necessarily mean you stick around, especially if it’s an abusive situation or something that is not serving your highest good. It’s about giving you the freedom to walk away with grace instead of anger.
Romans 13:10 – Love worketh no ill to a neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.
1 John 4:20 – It is impossible to love God, whom we’ve never seen and hate our brothers / sisters and siblings who we see everyday.
Message by Rev. BJ Tillman, Assistant Pastor
Title: Beacons of Light
February 3, 2019