A Failed Pot Roast And How It Threatened To Define Me — 22 Comments

  1. So real and true, Barbie! I think the enemy will never give up trying to make us revisit our past weaknesses…but the beauty of growth is that we finally learn to recognize the lies for what they are and respond with the Truth! ♥

  2. Oh Barbie, these same lies invade my thoughts far more often than I care to say. The struggle to combat is constant one I wage. Thanks for shining the light on these dark thoughts.

  3. What a great post, Barbie. You hit the nail on the head when you said we have to CHOOSE. I choose to believe what God says about me and that Galatians verse is a standard! Another great “truth” is in the song, “I Am New” by Jason Gray. I hum that chorus ALL. THE. TIME.
    Hugs to you today. See you tomorrow at Beth’s!

  4. Recognizing is a big step towards healing. A cross country race is not run in one day, it takes pacing and resting and refueling in order to finish the race set before us. I bet that roast was delish! I’ll let you in on something…I did a similar thing with a turkey but I had a whole company of guests for dinner, something like 20 and the turkey wasn’t done when it was supposed to be done. We didn’t eat until 8 pm. I felt so sick inside and like such a failure but the guests were gracious and loved on me anyway.

    You are NOT a failure but a racer who knows what she needs to work on. 🙂
    I love you girl.

  5. So many lies play over and over again in my head, most having to do with my unworthiness, how diminished I am with this illness, and that I am alone. My favorite scripture is the passage about the Faith of Abraham. And here is my favorite part: “and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.” – Romans 4:21

    That’ll preach.

    Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Oh Shelly, you are not unworthy and you are not alone. The enemy comes to kill, steal and destroy, but God comes to give LIVE and that more abundantly. Hang on to His words my friend. Hang on!

  6. Well, first of all, what a great title! LOL It grabbed me and brought me right over to this great post! Sorry you had a bit of trouble with the meal last night. Believe me, I have done things like that over and over!! You have brought up a great point here. We need to make the choice to remember and believe what God says about us and not the lies of the enemy!! I have discovered over the years that when I make some great steps forward, our enemy doesn’t like it and seeks to make me back step by whispering his lies in my ear. So, it is wise to be doubly vigilant, stand on the Word and remember the the words of Truth!

    Blessings, Joan

  7. I experience these thoughts that have become more habit than anything else, too, Barbie. I LOVED this post. It was a much needed encouragement to my heart this morning as I rail against my inabilities as wife and mother. I am loved. I am free. Do not look back on the things of old. Yes! (P.S. I am LOVING your book!)

  8. What a great post, Barbie! We have to stop the negative thoughts and self-talk and to do that we have to RECOGNIZE that we are saying them and having them. I love the way you turn this around and remembered you are beautiful, adored, good and loved…because you are, I am, we all are.

    What an encouraging post! ,

    • Thank you Mary. I turned it around to write the words I know are true, yet my heart longs to catch up. So thankful He is patient with me. Thanks for blessing me with your comments!

  9. OH BARBIE! This was just a beautiful post. As always, you are so transparent! That is what helps so many of us who are struggling also; you know mine, this terrible fear of writing. Yes, STILL! But because of your humble words, I am going to sit down this morning with the Lord and leave them and take His precious promises in return. Thankyou Barbie!

    • There’s no fear in love my friend. And He loves you! So write, write your heart and share your words with those who need to read them. Hugs!

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