Wow! What a past couple months it has been for me spiritually!
The Lord has answered my prayer and revealed a sin in my life... not fun.
As I told you before the name of it is Codependency. This is what it looks like:
When I live in this sin: Rescuing Others, Playing the Victim, and Persecuting those "I've Rescued", I am my own god.
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3
I try to be other people's god by rescuing them.
"Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else." Deuteronomy 4:39
Only God can rescue someone, I cannot.
Psalm 18:16-19 " He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay. He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me."
The Lord revealed Jeremiah 17:5-8 to me through a friend the other day. It goes along perfectly with this Drama Triangle.
"Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord." Jer 17:5
I can't figure out how to make an image of this for you in WordPad (on my laptop :) but picture the "Drama Triangle" with me:
Where it says "Rescuer" in the triangle, put "trusteth in man" there.
Where it says "Persecutor", replace it with "maketh flesh his arm".
Where it says "Victim", put "heart departeth from the Lord".
Now... here is the hard part:
Where it says "Drama Triangle" replace it with "Cursed".
Do you see what I mean?! Hard stuff huh? That's the life I've been living...a vicious cycle of sin called Codependency! God says when I live in that I am cursed! Thank you Father for revealing this sin in my life!
Here is the good news:
Jeremiah 17:7-8 "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters..."
Now picture with me:
Where it says "Drama Triangle" I will replace it with "BLESSED".
Where it says "Rescuer" I will replace it with "trusteth in the Lord" and allow HIM to be God and rescue people.
Instead of being the "Persecutor" I will "hope in the Lord".
And instead of playing the "Victim" I will be "as a tree planted by the waters".
This sounds much better!
Thank you Father for revealing that junk to me so I can let go and live in your blessing of forgiveness and trust you with my life and those around me. You are in control, I am not.
"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." Isaiah 53:5