Valuing yourself enough to know when to walk away

When I was in an abusive relationship, I was on a never ending rollercoaster.  I wondered if I would ever get off of the rollercoaster.

Does your life feel like a rollercoaster?

I struggled between wanting a normal life and being true to the man I’d dedicated my life to.

All too slowly I realized I had to value myself enough to walk away.

This was a long pattern for my spouse and his family.  I saw the long term effects in other family members and how beaten down those individuals had become.

I knew I did not want to live that way.

But, that didn’t make leaving any easier.  I cried out to God for help because I had no idea how to safely leave.

The events that unfolded can only be described as God orchestrated.

God wants the best for us.   He wants us to show His Kind of Love to others.  He also

Sometimes we just have to walk away

wants us to be faithful to our spouse.

However, there are times when we have to value ourselves enough to walk away.

  1. When we are in harm’s way
  2. When we are not safe
  3. When our core belief and value system is challenged
  4. When there is no respect
  5. When God tells us to

We are “created in God’s image, in the image of God He created us” {Genesis 1:26-27}.

God loves us and wants only the best for us.

God loves you.

Do you love yourself?

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