Francie’s post is thoughtful and pokes at the lie that if you approve then I’m on track. Worth the read. Blessings, Kimberly
I confessed to you this weekend that I’m addicted to approval.
Your approval. But the funny thing is, as I elevate you into a status of “approval giver”, I fall for a slew of lies that cripple my heart. Lies that paralyze me from the very things I seek.
These lies tell me that you are the one who will help me find a sense of significance. They promise I’ll find the confidence I crave when you affirm me, accept me and approve of me. They promise that your acceptance of me will fulfill my need for belonging. They tell me if I don’t conform to your expectations of me, I’ll be alone. These lies make me believe the peace I seek rests in your hands.
But none of that has proven true.
The truth is, seeking approval from people will always leave me wanting … disappointed … empty … ensnared. It leaves me reeling from day to…
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