Do you live in Smallville? Maybe you don’t literally live there, but do you mentally? Are you afraid of not mattering? Have you been thrown away? Used? Abandoned? Ladies….I can relate.
As I’ve grown in my horse-woman-ship, I’ve also grown spiritually. It’s amazing to me how God uses his wonderful creation to move us. However, my journey with my horses wasn’t always pretty! You’re horse is your mirror, and trust me….the reflection was far from pretty. How has your horse been a reflection of your fear?
I’ve found that women fall in love with things, people, & animals that make them feel significant in some way. We tend to want to resuce, save, help, love, and bring out the good that sometimes only we can see. We all like kuddos (even when they are unspoken), and I believe horses fill voids for women that we can’t seem to fill on our own. Can anyone relate to this?
“Each of us wants to matter-whether we strive for international fame or simply desire the love and respect of those we know. And when we find we have been overlooked, forgotten, abandoned, it hurts deeply. The truth, no matter how we feel, is that we are deeply important to God. But it’s not based on anything we do-we matter to God because we are HIS creation.” (Fearless-Disscussion)
What instances in your life have made you feel overlooked, forgotten, abandoned? Do you feel like you struggle with a Fear of Not Mattering often?
Write the following in your journal, or write it on a note card and hang it where you will see it everyday.
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10
You can also look up the following scriptures: Psalms 139:14-15, Psalms 139:18, Matthew 10:29-31.