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Mommy Dearest

Mommy Dearest

Mommy Dearest

“No more wire hangers!”  For those of us who are old enough to remember this famous line, we cringe a bit.  For those of you who do not know this line, it is from a movie called ‘Mommy Dearest’.  This movie depicted a self-righteous, obsessive, controlling mother and her daughter’s not so pleasant experiences growing up.

Now I know that we all have those memories from childhood that we try to tuck into the deepest part of our minds to never be seen again, but we also have pleasant moments we grasp to hold onto.  As we reflect on our past experiences as either a daughter, son, father or mother there are always going to be those times we wish could have been different.  That one bad choice of words that were used, that moment of indiscretion seen or heard, that choice that defined our life of lives of those around us.

Well, I have some good news for you today.  You don’t have to allow that memory or moment in time to define who you are.  You are an amazing man/woman of God.  You have been equipped and called to a much higher purpose that you can even imagine.  You are fearfully and wonderfully made and you are blessed.  You have a God who fights for you and as you put Him first in your life, you will be victorious.  You were made to do good and mighty things for the Kingdom of God.  So quit letting those moments in the past be your future.

God’s Word tells us that we are “more than conquerors through Christ Jesus”.  You are created for so very much and you do have the complete ability to do incredible things here on this earth.  As we look in the mirror each day and see a new line here and pore there we don’t have to roll our eyes and think, “hey, I am going to get a face lift, or botox, lipo, tummy tuck or fillers or….” No, although the temporal happiness of less bags, sags, lines and wrinkles appeals to each one of us, they are not what makes us who we are or who we will be.

The memories of the past, the decisions we made and the lives of those effected do not have to be the end all to be all.  Take a moment to recognize how amazing and incredible you are.  If you have things you wish you could have changed (and we all do), then do something about it.  Go apologize to that person that you hurt, speak to that person that abandoned you and free yourself from that pain.  You do not have to live with that moment of “wire hangers” over your mind.

Take time each and every day to give yourself over to the God who created you.  Our time here is but a moment in all of eternity.  Use your past to make your future.  Those memories that make you cringe and those moments that make you smile can all be used to do good.  Reach out to others who are hurting and remind them and yourselves that you are a child of God.  You are strong and courageous and you can do anything you put your mind to.  So step out in faith, take life by the wire hanger and be the person you were created to be.

Blessings: Heather Joyner

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