Friday, March 9, 2012

Did You Know That You're Already Amazing?

Life has a way of wearing and tearing at a person's soul, doesn't it?

When the to-do list becomes longer than the "accomplished" list and the counters are piling up with stacks of paperwork and bills to be paid. When the day seems ten hours too short and the night not long enough for a good night's sleep.

When you look around and feel like everyone but you is getting ahead. And you're just wondering when that peace that is supposed to be yours in Him is going to arrive wrapped up pretty on your doorstep.

When you look at yourself in the mirror and see a failure for all the things you aren't instead of the beautiful daughter He made you to be. When you can't even stand to look in the mirror because you're ashamed of what you will see.

If you're reading this and knowing exactly what I'm talking about, then, sister, it's time you step back, relax those tense muscles, and take a deep cleansing breath.

And then listen to this breaking news...

You are already amazing. Yes, you are. Just the way you are right there, right now. Without the face makeup, the soul makeup, the frills and lace. You, all naturale. Amazing.

Amazing as you are fresh born in the Spirit. Made just as He spun together.

And no amount of trying to impress Him or others is going to change the way He already feels about you.

He loves you.

And He wants you to know that you don't have to earn His love.

It's free and for the taking.

You were made to be full in Him. But the filling is not for you to accomplish.

He simply wants you to come to Him and let Him pour Himself into you.

He's an expert at filling the empty places and making them abundantly overflowing.

So stop striving to be perfect. Stop exhausting yourself in an attempt to impress others.

Stop and rest. Rest in Him. In knowing that He has created you just as you are.

And He has all you need to live this life abundantly.

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Unknown said...

I really think God is trying to teach me this lesson this year in life. It is a HARD one to take especially as I am having a whole new figure myself out stage in life. Getting older, Getting divorced (wondering if anyone will ever love me for me or if I was such a bad wife I failed at my marriage and will never be able to make one work)I am up against some really big mirrors and every where I turn it seems the lesson screaming at me is GOD LOVES ME and I don't have to try to live up to unreachable expectations. Now... when will it sink in and I will really believe it... that is what I need to do next.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Thanks for the encouragement. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)