Ever suffered a heartbreak? While loving others carries a risk, love is our calling card as Believers in Jesus Christ. Let’s make a promise: “I give my all.”
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Before I met my husband Mike, I was in a relationship in which I got hurt emotionally.
However in the midst of that hurt, I made a promise.
That promise changed my future and it can change yours too.
A Promise Made
As a single woman, I promised myself that I would not make my future husband pay for what someone else did.
I would not allow the other person to rob me of future happiness. I would not close off parts of my heart to prevent it from being hurt again.
I would allow God to heal my hurt so that I could give my future husband all-access to my heart.
I promised myself that when I got married, I would give my all. No matter the consequences, I would give my all.
That is exactly what I do with my husband, Mike. And he gives me his all too.
Because we give each other our all and keep our relationship with Jesus at the center of our marriage, we have a great one.
A Promise Kept
Here is how this principle applies to you: You may have been hurt from the past or other people may have hurt you in the present.
So you might be holding back from life. You might have closed off parts of yourself as emotional insulation to keep from being hurt again.
You think it is safer to leave something in reserve!
You might have even closed off parts of yourself from God, even to the point of giving Him limited access to your heart.
Because others have hurt or disappointed you, you fear He will too.
But I am asking you to make a promise to yourself that can change your life as you practice it every day. Lay aside your fear of what may happen.
Decide that whatever happens, you can handle it with God’s help.
Say these words to God in prayer: “I give You my all.”
Some days, you will have more to give than others. Some days, you will feel tired. Some days you will feel weak. Some days you might stumble or fall.
But whatever emotional state you find yourself in each day, get up and do your best with what you have – whatever that turns out to be.
You have the power of God’s Spirit with you.
Give your all.
When you hold back from life or try to hide out from it, you are robbing yourself ultimately.
Imagine the regret you will feel if you reach the end of your life and know that you could have done better had you yielded to the Holy Spirit’s guidance within you!
…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:1-3).”
I am grateful to God that He helped me to lay aside my fear, anger, and emotional eating habits that were holding me back from reaching my ideal weight.
When I lost the emotional weight, my physical weight normalized.
Because of our gratitude to God for what He has done for us, we give our all to the people we serve through the Take Back Your Temple program.
After all, we have the best role model of all in Jesus. He didn’t hold anything back from us. Neither should we hold anything back from Him.
Give your all.
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Wow this touched me to the core. I had a close friend who died 19 years ago at age 40 of breast cancer; that same year my step father died of a massive heart attack, and my 17 year old daughter became pregnant. What a year. And reading this prior to all that happened I was all in, giving my all. But looking at me now I know deep down I’ve tucked a piece of me away ‘Waiting for the other shoe to drop I guess’. This is an eye opener. Thank you for this message Kimberly, this is really something to ponder. Felecia
You are welcome, Felecia! I am sorry for your loses. Life has its pain and challenges. The Lord carries us through them all and since we only have this one life on Earth, let’s give it our all and make a positive impact for God’s kingdom!
This is beautiful, Kimberly! Such a great reminder to do whatever we do heartily, as unto the LORD!
Kimberly, You sure did hit the nail on the head! Thanks you for this article.
You are welcome, Vicky – may the Lord bless you!
Thank you Kimberly! You continue to inspire with your messages of Divine Direction. For over a decade, I have followed your ministry and no longer have weight issues. However, today’s message is so timely as I continue to work through grief. I promise to give God my all. Thanks again.
Amen, Sister – may you continue to prosper and be in health as your soul prospers and the Lord continue to be glorified!
Thank you for this helpful word today, about keeping our hearts free of negativity and posturing towards trust in our Heavenly Father’s goodness.
I have been married for 47 years and my husband still carries the brokenhearted sadness and bitterness from growing up in an alcoholic family.
I came to faith in Christ after we married and have seen the amazing difference Christ has made in my life , and even though we are not able to share this aspect of our lives together, God continues to teach me how to live in His abiding love , so I can live strong in this challenging relationship. I am learning to release the pain , honestly to God ,in prayer . I choose to walk in forgiveness and in the faith that God is able to cause ” roses to bloom in the desert”
The other night I shared that our children and grandchildren honored us , by serving us a homecooked meal , set up , in an “outdoor restaurant” … (a table for 2) under their pine tree in the front yard. Warren told them we were so honored by this ! God at work breaking us free from the hurts of the past, and in the meantime I look to God to meet my emotional needs according to his riches in Christ !
Thank you for sharing, Wendy. I join you in prayer for your husband to come to know Jesus as the Savior and His heart be healed from the wounds of past.
Thank you so much for this. Exactly what I needed to hear today. ❤️
I appreciate the confirmation, Heather!
Thank you, Kimberly! I needed to hear that this morning.
Glad to hear that, Marie – God bless you!
Thank you, Kimberly! Yes, I want to hear my Savior say, “Well done, My good and faithful servant!”
Me too, Julie!
OUTSTANDING Message. I’ve become a Master of “I’m Fine,” especially when I’m not!
I am so glad that this message spoke to you, Michele! The first step of change is awareness and being honest with yourself. In refusing to continue to say “I’m fine” when you know you are not is an important step of freedom. The Lord will walk with you every step of the way!
Thank you Kimberly for the reminder to give God my ALL
You are welcome – all glory to God!
Thank you, Kimberly for your emails. I would love for you to write a book as an alternative to the videos. I like to underline and have the information at my fingertips. I don’t listen to videos very much at all. I wonder if there are other people out there that think the same.
Hi Rita – thank you for writing! I am so glad you are finding the email content valuable. Since you mentioned that you prefer books you can underline in, you may want to check out my printed books here: Kimberly Taylor Books on Amazon. May God bless you!
Just read Hebrews 12: 1-3 in the NLT. Get this: “strip off every weight that slows you down, especially the sin that so easily trips you up…….” Is that appropriate or what!?
Thank you, Kimberly, for being vulnerable and sharing.
I appreciate your comment, Sandy – and yes, it is appropriate and a challenge for us all!
Kimberly, I read this whole article with my mouth wide open! This was God sent, and I thank you so much. I was so hurt from a former church experience, that it has been such a journey to try to regain trust. This article truly touched my heart – a right on time message. Blessings to you.
Praise God, Christine! An old saying goes, “There’s no church like church hurt!” I am so thankful that you are moving forward in God in spite of hurt/disappointment from a previous church experience. He is good and never forsakes us!
So needed this today!
Our Lord always has the right word at the right time!
Kimberly, You are like the big sister I always dreamed of. I am so thankful to God for you, and how you inspire, encourage, and call us higher in our walk with Jesus. Because you give your all, we are being healed from the inside out. Love you sis.
Debra (((HUG))) – These words brought a smile to my face. All glory to the Lord! Love you too, Sis – we are going to finish this race well, TOGETHER!
Thank you Kim so much for this article. The Lord used this article to put His kind, loving and gentle finger on a stumbling block in my life. Today I give all of me to Him and will practice living each day giving my all to Him and for His Glory!! Blessings!
Thanks Kim,this is just what i need.
Thank you for sharing this with us, this is very helpful.
I loved this post dear Kimberly. You are wise to have that attitude. I have been bereaved twice and then married a con man, alcoholic, who I divorced. I am proud that I am a loving person. I like to think that my experiences have made me more loving and not less loving. Love builds on itself I believe. I have a son from my con man marriage who has been pure joy to me since the day he opened his eyes. He is a talented high school student, baritone and gymnast. He went to Sunday School until he was 12 and now attends church (intermittently) We pray together and always have and hopefully always will.
I thank God for all the love in my life and stumbling apon your very helpful blog.
This came right on time!!! I’ve been hurt in relationships, but I now realize, I have to give it over to him.
Thank you for writing this. I have been hurt repeatedly in relationships. I am single now and focused on God however I now realize the past hurts are still affecting me and my relationship with God. God has been consistent throughout bad times but barriers built when I get hurt have to come down. I tend to draw away from God when things get tough instead of near thinking He should protect me from hurts. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, that came right on time this morning ❤️