Lately I have been praying and working on dealing with my anxiety, which can be severe at time. Working with my therapist and reading some books on ways to respond to severe anxiety.
In this prayer and work, I have realized that a big problem in my life is that I frequently let people take advantage of me. Looking back at my life, it seems almost like I draw people who tend to use others. I am either to trusting, I try to be helpful and caring, or feel like I am being rude or cruel if I say no or set limits and boundaries. It has ranged from people treating me like their personal chauffer asking me to drive them everywhere, to people outright exploiting me and lying to me.
Without going into too much detail, I wanted to ask for prayers that God helps me learn how to not let people take advantage of me, especially the ones who are dishonest, possessive, or manipulative. I want to be able to help someone if I think God wants me to, or to say no when I don’t want to do something. And if someone persists or is abusive, to respond appropriately.
Thank you for any prayers for this intention.
God bless you all. Amen.