bird releaseWord prompt: release.

Being caged up. It feels just like it sounds. In prison. At some point in my life as a youngster I became a prisoner in my own mind. I’ve heard that phrase off and on over the years. It didn’t dawn on me what it really meant.

Life has a way of exposing itself in a way that is a battle or a party or both in a way.

Mental abuse and mental priming by folks surrounding me created what is called a self-fulfilling prophecy. [A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.] I was told I was a mistake, I’d never amount to anything, that I’m worthless and unwanted, etc, etc, etc, as a child and somewhat in my early adulthood. After a while I believed it.

I started telling myself that I was a bother and a waste of space. Everything I did was a failure. I learned at one point that this was a toxic mind. It affected everything in my life from my marriage, child rearing, jobs, and relationships. I felt completely and utterly useless.

The Holy Spirit shook me up and showed me it was all a lie. A battlefield of the mind. I needed to get into The Word and study. I needed to get fed positivity. There was only one thing: I didn’t believe in myself.

The Lord rattled my cage. He said it’s time to release you. I went through a season of change and the Lord worked me over opening my mind and cleaning my mind out. Then, it came time. He flew open the cage door. He released me.five minute friday logo

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