By: Ethel Chadwick
If God’s word is true when it says your Abba loves you so much, then why would you ever let someone take advantage of you or repeatedly abuse you?
Beloved sisters and brothers in Messiah, if you could only see yourself through His eyes. Because God loves you, forgives you and wants you to experience blessing and joy, He does not want you to allow others to hurt you.
Someone once taught me that we teach others how to treat us. And I think it was Eleanor Roosevelt that said “no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Sadly there are too many people, both men and women, who stay in abusive relationships because they think that’s what they deserve. Or maybe they were abused as children and they never think they can or should be treated better, and they are a bit too comfortable because it’s familiar.
Dear friends, you are precious and greatly loved. You deserve to be respected and cherished. Please don’t let anyone abuse you – not ever. Because He loves you, you can love yourself. And when you love yourself you don’t let anyone put you down – NOT EVER!
Tell someone – tell your Pastor, your Rabbi, your doctor, your best friend. Even tell the police if you feel your life is threatened. Don’t let anyone touch His anointed! And that is YOU!