For the one who feels like they’re too much. Don’t believe the lie, you are not too much to be loved. All of you is very much deserving of love. This blog is for you, for us.
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Affirmation: I am not too much for God to handle
Who is this affirmation for?
This affirmation is for people who have ever felt like they’re too much.
👉 Too intense
👉 Too sensitive
👉 Too loud
👉 Too out there
Too whatever. I’m sure you can fill in the gap with some other word you’ve been told before.
This is for you if you’re feeling like you’re too much for anyone to ever accept or understand.
This is for anyone told they were too much by an ex, by a friend, family or maybe you’ve even said it to yourself.
I want you to know that when everything else is trying to tell you to tone it down, God wants you to know that you are not too much to handle.
You will never be too much for the right people and you will never be too much for God.
The problem with believing that you’re too much...
You dim the light inside of you that God told you to shine for all the world to see.
You begin to shrink yourself back in all these little ways until you suffocate the very person God created you to be.
You lose sight of the you that you actually enjoy being in order to maintain some false image that requires the approval of someone else.
That’s not God’s best, my friend. God wants more for you.
“We love because he first loved us.”
1 John 4:19 ESV
God he doesn’t require us to be a certain kind of person in order to be worthy to love. We already have all the approval we need to love ourselves exactly as we are. And it’s because our ability to love ourselves does not come from others. Our ability to love ourselves comes from God and how He demonstrates his love for us.
We love because he first loved us. I can love myself because I am not too much for God to handle.
How freeing is that?
Suggested post: “How God’s love frees us from shame“
How believing you’re not too much for God helps your mental health
This affirmation is a healthy mindset shift because when you believe you’re not too much for God, you’re able to be honest with God.
The number one thing that happens when we shrink ourselves down is that we begin to hide parts of ourselves from others, and from God
We say our believe things like,
“I can’t talk about how I’m really feeling they can’t handle it.”
“I can’t share my real struggles because then they won’t want to hang out with me.”
“I can’t tell him how that bothers me because then he’ll leave me.”
So you keep it all in. But that’s not healthy because the weight of holding all that in will begin show up in other areas of your life.
So, how exactly do you let go of the weight of insecurity, shame, and other feelings that believing we’re too much produces in us?
For example, when you feel like you can’t pray or engage in your regular self care habits because you’re just that overwhelmed. It’s usually a sign that you need to stop and process.
How do you that? Start with asking yourself, “how am I feeling?” And be honest with yourself. Don’t downplay it, don’t shrink it in any way. “I’m feeling really sad. I’m feeling lost and I don’t know if I can go on.”
I want you to then take it a step further by voicing how you’re feeling out loud (and this is also how you can bring prayer back into your spiritual self care.)
Acknowledging in your mind that you’re sad and lost is one thing, but what would it be like if you took a moment to actually voice these feelings out loud? It’ll be one of the most freeing things you can do for yourself and I’ll show you an example of why straight from the Bible.
How the story of Elijah shows us that it's okay to be honest with God
I want to share a quick summary of a Bible story of one of my favorite characters in the Bible, Elijah.
In 1 Kings 19:4, we see the prophet Elijah alone in the wilderness asking God to die. There’s a lot that has led up to this moment, like I’m sure that there’s a lot that led up to how you’re feeling too. A lot that maybe you’ve never really stopped to admit to yourself, let alone admit out loud.
“Then he [meaning Elijah] went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.” 1 Kings 19:4
Here we see that Elijah was not afraid to be honest with God about where he was at. I believe it’s because he believed this very truth, that he was not too much for God to handle. Elijah was able to separate the fact that his struggles were too much, from the facts of who he was. Therefore stopping his struggles from becoming his identity, and from making him feel like he was too much.
This made room for Elijah to open up to God about where he was at because he was not consumed with the shame of feeling like he was too much.
The best part about this story for me is how God responds. God didn’t respond to him by rebuking Elijah. No, God made space for Elijah’s feelings by providing for him.
If you continue to read 1 Kings 19 you’ll see Elijah goes on to pour all of how he’s feeling onto God. He holds nothing back.
Elijah says I feel like I want to quit, God says here have something to eat.
Elijah says I feel like giving up, God says here take a nap under the shade of the tree I created.
Elijah says I’m all alone, I have no one. God says you want support? Here I got 7000 other people that I saved just for you who are ready to have your back.
Whenever we feel like we’re alone. We’re not. Chances are we just haven’t met our people yet.
God says to you, tell me what’s troubling you and I’ll show your trouble that I am the I am.
I am provider,
I am comfort,
I am peace,
I am enough to handle your too much.
You feel like you’re too much? Tell me and I will show you that you’re not too much for me to handle.
God wants you to be honest with him, and with yourself. Affirm this today: I am not too much for God to handle.
God loves all of you and he wants you to live your life believing in that truth. It’s time to break free from the lies of shame.
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