*This was originally an Instagram post. It is one of my most reposted/shared posts, so I'm adding it here for reference.*
First of all: always serve love. Serve it by holding boundaries that call people up into freedom and peace. Serve it by forgiving over and over and over again. Serve it by cutting the rope and letting them drift away. Serve it by trusting that God is big enough, broad enough, vast enough to provide what is no longer yours to provide.
My girl, Amy, always tells me that, in conflict, we need to remember to honor God, honor ourselves, and honor the other person. We can do this, friends. We can stop the tide of codependent behavior in ourselves. We can walk it out with honor and grace and a severed rope. If you're not serving love, just stop serving. Go to the table that has been spread for you in the midst of your enemies and receive the Great, Expansive Love of the God of the Universe.
And If you're not being served love - you're not at THE table. It's ok. Just get up. Don't worry about who you're disappointing, or how you're being perceived. You were designed to be the conduit of the kind of Love that can clear away the tangled threads of manipulation, lies, and fear. Serve it up. Serve it everywhere you go and in every way you know how. Even if serving Love means clearing the table. ❤ #doyou