As a child, I came from a home where love was given based on my performance. This skewed my view of God, making him a genie in a bottle that was only there to do things for me, not to love me for who I was. When I first became a pastor’s wife after giving my life to Jesus, I felt I had to fill the shoes of the former pastor’s wife in order to be viewed as adequate. You know what I found? I was miserable! I was running from activity to activity, half of which I had no passion for, and feeling the effects of burnout before I even understood what that was. I wasn’t being true to who I was or how God had wired me. And I learned quickly that in order to value myself, I had to draw proper boundaries and shift my perspective about how I viewed myself and how I viewed God.
These are some of the people pleasing behaviors I used to have and how I renewed my mind from these attitudes:
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