Not Diminished

Not Diminished

Not Diminished

Abuse made us feel small.

We were over-powered; our voice was silenced, ignored.

We learned during abuse that if we were quiet—played dead or stayed small—eventually the pain would end, the abuser would leave, and we’d survive one more time.

But over time we’ve grown accustomed to being small. We’ve allowed ourselves to become emotionally and mentally diminished to remain out of harms way. After all, we conclude, engagement can be psychologically hazardous. When conflicts arise, new opportunities develop, or challenges present themselves, we shrink inside, somehow believing that diminishing keeps us safe. Uninvolved equals unnoticed. And unnoticed equals unhurt.

The skill of shrinking may have been effective back when we were victims, but today it is hindering our victory. Satan’s design is to keep us diminished. Small. He wants us to shrink from all that we are supposed to be, could be, and will be if we ever conquer intimidation and break out of its chokehold.

God has healing in-store for you. He has placed a great dream inside of your heart and God intends to bring it fruition. You have not been called of God to play it small—safe living is Grey-Zone living. You have a chance to go bold. Make a splash! The one who should be diminished is the devil. Don’t allow his “fear factor” appear bigger than it is. Whatever you may be afraid of, God has already promised you a glorious outcome, so face down your fear and force IT to shrink, not you!

Today is your day to rise up.

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law…; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Joshua 1:7

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