By: Susan Deborah Schiller
If I were a sparrow, what would I see each day? Big birds, and lots of them, pushing and fighting for the best sunflower seeds. When the big birds swoop in, the sparrows flee to the nearest tree. Sparrows don't push or fight, but their needs and wants are cared for by our Creator. They don't go without. They survive.
The world is competitive and there's a lot of bullying today. What would a sparrow do? What are her secrets?
In "No Longer Prey" we discovered that removing our focus from the abuser empowers us. We are no longer prey when we realize that the best the enemy can do is make us more powerful. That's what God says, and if we believe it, we take home the spoils of war. We thrive, in fact!
We climb our inner watch tower and listen for Papa's voice.
Our war is rest.
Our war is art.
Our war is sending love and light.
Our war is intimacy with our Creator.
Our mightiest weapon is our spoken and written words. In fact, we write our destiny.
Our destiny emerges from our identity.
We are to hate evil, but we are not to fight it. Whatever you focus on is magnifed.
No one experiences freedom until they stop pushing against others. The only thing that binds you is the pushing against that which is unwanted. ~ Abraham
If I were a sparrow, what might I know today?
With all my love,
Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.
Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.
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