16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
That title has been rolling around in my mind for the past few days; and I’ve been waiting to have enough time and focus to park myself and write. Part of the reason I’ve kind of slacked off is that I’ve been feeling better about several things lately. I don’t think I’ve had as many strongly HSP moments as I had been having. So, it seems that I’ve been subconsciously believing that I don’t have anything of worth to say, if it’s not about being a Highly Sensitive Person.
Hopefully, that is not the case!
It is also helpful to remember that, although the HSP trait is a huge part of who I am, it does not define me. Though I often feel like an exposed nerve walking around, my life is not meant to consist of merely existing from one HSP “event” to the next. And neither is yours, fellow HSP!
Since the last time I posted, the number of views to this blog exceeded 1,000. It took nearly a year, but I’m still pleased. Many people have ended up here by way of search terms such as “Christian HSP,” or “sensitive Christian.”
As a matter of fact, this blog was birthed from my doing the same types of searches. When I couldn’t find much biblical information on being an HSP, someone suggested that I write something. So, here we are.
As always, it is my prayer that whoever finds their way here – HSP or not – will find some sort of encouragement, will be able to relate. (I really hope someone will relate, so that I won’t so feel crazy!) Hopefully, in some way, the Lord will be glorified, too.
My greatest and only hope is in the Lord Jesus. And to be sure, I would be a completely broken-down wreck, if it weren’t for Him and a desire to live as He did. Though the high sensitivity is still very present, having an increasingly biblical perspective on life and circumstances definitely takes the edge off.
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2
Perhaps that’s why I have felt that I didn’t have anything to say. On second thought, I think that this hope and joy should provide even more to say.
How have you sought the Lord in dealing with a highly sensitive personality?