Many Christians are celebrating the birth of Jesus, but some have misrepresented God by abusing others. What does Jesus actually say to the ACoN* soul?
1. I Never Planned for You to be Hurt
I have given everyone freedom of choice but some have used their freedom to harm others (Matthew 18:6). The abuse you have suffered is the result of sin damaged people living in a damaged world where my enemy is the father of lies.
2. I Came to Bring You Peace
In a world where you have been bullied and threatened nearly from birth, I came in the form of a baby (Isaiah 9:6) to bring peace and show you that as God, I am a non-threat. (What’s dangerous about a helpless baby?) As God-Man, I modeled a life of non-violence (Matthew 5:44) and the way I choose to use my power is to serve you (John 13:3-5).
3. I Won’t Condemn You
No matter what you’ve done, my middle name is forgiveness (Exodus 34:6) I didn’t come into the world to condemn you (John 3:17). You may have other accusers, but I am not one of them (John 8:10,11).
4. I Designed You to be Free
My first gift to you is freedom of choice. Unfortunately some people use their freedom to harm others, but that’s not how I intend them to use it. I came to remove your oppression from others using their power over you (Luke 4:18) and even more to help you be free from your own mistakes. It is my will for you to have self-governance.
5. I Won’t Threaten You With Fire
Despite what many Christians believe, that’s not my style (Luke 9:54-55). Remember I am the one who teaches you to turn the other cheek and I am not a hypocrite, I will not ask you to do one thing and do another.
6. Gaslighting Never Comes From Me
I only embrace truth and I do not support lies. My enemy is a liar from the beginning (John 8:44), but the truth will set you free (John 8:32).
7. Flying Monkeys Don’t Come From Me
I always speak truth and encourage people to speak directly to each other and not through a third party (Matthew 18:15-18).
8. Your Heavenly Father Looks and Acts Just Like Me
The Father and I are one (John 10:30) and I am the exact representation of the Father (Hebrews 1:1-3). If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father (John 14:9-11).
9. Please Don’t Worry About Your Future
I have good plans for you, but each day has its own trouble (Matthew 6:34). I will never leave you (Hebrews 13:5) and I am here to supply all of your needs (Philippians 4:19) and I will help you with the future.
10. I Will Never Stop Loving You
I am on your side (Romans 8:31). I love you with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). My love is not self-seeking like a narcissistic parent (1 Corinthians 13:5), I am here for you and I will win you with kindness (Romans 2:4).
*ACoN – Adult Children of Narcissists