For the Woman Told She is “TOO MUCH”:
There’s so much written for women who feel like they are not enough… But that’s not my issue.
I’ve always been told the opposite, which is equally damaging to the human soul.
My whole life, I’ve been told I’m “too much.”
Too intense. Too spiritual. Too analytical. Too smart. Too emotional.
Cultural upbringing taught me that I should hold back, be less, keep it in, play it safe, play dumb.
Social settings taught me that I’ll be safer if I play the part of a wallflower, if I hide under a bushel, if I keep the revelations zipped.
But as I’ve talked with other women about this in recent years, I’ve learned that I’m not the only one. Several of you have also been told you are too much.
What I’ve learned is that this type of emotional intensity is a cocktail of temperament, personality, upbringing, spiritual giftings, natural giftings, and certainly birth order. (Woot! to all my fellow firstborns.)
Dear. If you hear me say one thing today, hear this:
“And God saw all that He had made and it was very good.”
I also talked about this with my husband several times. We came to some conclusions after hearing a sermon together one Sunday. Namely, translating too much “intensity” into God-given “passion.”
Here are a few declarations that have helped me embrace the woman God made me to be:
If you too have been labeled “too much” your whole life, then these profoundly simple yet powerful declarations are for you too.
My gift to you, the full-hearted passionate women in my life.
Do you relate more to feeling like you’re too much or not enough?