You see, sometimes, you’ll be tempted to beat yourself up.
I’m right here right now.
Tempted to write yourself off as a failure because you haven’t lived up to your standards.
You haven’t accomplished all that you want to accomplish.
You feel stuck; as though you can’t pick yourself up and your sad about it.
Guilty because you feel stuck.
Guilty because your coping mechanisms aren’t working.
Guilty because you’ve decided to allow time pass you by.
Then your thoughts won’t give you a break: you have so much to achieve. SO MUCH TO DO. FINALS TO PASS .. and you’re not quite where you want to be.
Is it sinful for us to feel such guilt and shame as a result of being “below average” based on our own standards?
Hasn’t God fearfully and wonderfully made us?
Does He not forgive our sins and all our wrongs? Why then shouldn’t we forgive ourselves?
Hasn’t He been merciful?
Who are we to hold ourselves captive? Who are you? Your creator has set you free so why lock yourself up in mind games.
Listen, you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus.
He calls you HIS.
Royalty hunny. ROYALTY. So pick your head up.
Don’t give into the lies of perfectionism and that “type A personality.”
Now go on and conquer.. at your own pace. Your purpose isn’t running away from you. Keep going.
“Embrace grace” is what my lovely friend Tobi told me. I’ve taken it and I’m running with it. Join me on this mission as we Embrace Grace. <3
Read with me:
31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32 Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”[a]) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.