Whatever it may be, we are ultimate gatekeeper to what we believe in and particularly so when it is about us or our identity. How valuable and powerful this authority we have is! Yet, it is unfortunate (and only human) that we sometimes make the wrong decision, silently yielding to the voices that condemns and tears us down from within.
Desperate as we may be, bleak as things may seem, the good news is that we never have to rely on ourselves to be perfect or defend ourselves all the time from our environment - God is worthy of your trust, and Him alone is able to birth the good and pleasurable joy in our life.
We may think that things happen by chance or how "lucky" we are - but it was the Lord who made that decision when the lot is cast into the lap (Proverbs 16:33). He is your personal Shepherd who desires to lead you to rest, righteousness, the restoration of what you thought was a dead end, and for you to walk in full boldness (Psalm 23).
Science tells us that when infants are brought into this world, they already know how to self-regulate, and most important of all - they are designed with relationship in mind. This has not changed. We, are created to live in a relationship with our primary caregiver - God, and with others. Trust Him.
Proverbs 16: 33
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.
- Elizabeth Tan