Often times we attract what’s in us, which keeps us in cycles of either negative or positive results! Assess what you’re attracting and what you spend your time dwelling on or investing in, this includes people. If you surround yourself with “like”, it’s what you will get. Sometimes it takes acknowledging our own weaknesses, in today’s terminology our “stuff”, our “junk”, our “mess”. If we want a different result then we should sharpen against those who will not agree with us settling for less or staying in those damaging patterns. Those who will help us recognize what God has designed for us when we cannot see it in ourselves. It’s the pricking of the “soul”, it can be painful and cause some to run, hide and avoid. I’ve heard it best put this way; “God can’t heal what we hide.” He already knows so why not just give it to Him.
God created you for a purpose. He has a better plan then you could ever imagine. He has only “GOOD” things in store for you! Your worth to Him is not based on your failures, your past or your mistakes! Others may have said you are used “goods”, you may have said to yourself; “I’m not good enough”, yet, God doesn’t judge us by our “MESS”. I will never be “good enough” but because of the “Blood of Jesus” God’s word say’s that we are clothed in “Righteousness.”
“I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.” – Isiah 61:10
Know who you are and what you are worth and be the best you that you can be, not for others or to prove to others that you are “worthy” or “valuable” but do it for yourself and for those following behind you. Give Him your cycles, your dysfunction, your pain, disappointments and your mistakes! He will turn it all into something beautiful. In life there will be those who may not understand your pain but Jesus knows. There may be those who might reject you for stepping towards freedom, but Jesus also understood rejection. He was rejected by His own family and was crucified by His own people.
If you are stuck in a cycle you can’t see your way out of, I want to encourage you today; you don’t have to repeat those patterns of defeat. Christ makes ALL things NEW! (Rev 21:5). He is only waiting on you to surrender those cycles to Him. Sometimes we want to hold on to what we have conditioned ourselves to. A lie we tell ourselves is that it’s more painful to let go and so we hold on so tight that it becomes fearful to release it. However, the truth is what you are holding on to is causing more pain not only to your heart, mind, soul and spirit but to your destiny and future! Jeremiah 29:11 He still has a plan for you, to give you a future, a hope and an expected end.
So, the question I ask again, is the question I stated in the title; What’s your cycle? What is it that keeps you locked out from your own happiness, freedom, joy and the ability to be what God designed you to be? Only you can answer that question, but I pray today you will take steps of courage and allow Christ to break your cycles!