On a day like today, the lies just come pouring in. They come through people, but really there is only one who is responsible for the attacks: “He is a liar, and the father of lies” (John 8:44). I fight lies with the truth.
I am a naturally compassionate person, but I’m not gullible, a doormat, or easily manipulated.
I am a naturally discerning person, so I usually know what’s up without being expressly told.
I am naturally introverted, but I’m really good at building lasting relationships.
(I am also good at pretending to be outgoing when I “need” to, but I’m trying to get away from that, because it’s just not me).
I am naturally confident, but I have an enemy who tries to get me to second-guess myself.
I am flawed, but I have the grace to learn from my mistakes.
I am sensitive, but I am not overly emotional.
I am quiet, but most people like me, love me, accept me, and treat me with respect once they get to know me.
I am strong, but I am vulnerable with the people I love.
I am vulnerable, but I am not emotionally dependent on other people.
I am smart, but I still make mistakes.
And I am done.
I am done giving your version of me stage time.