NEWSFLASH the most secure and confident teenager you ever met would have an identity crisis rounding the corner of her 21st year.
For so many years, I had this idea in my head that if I set as many expectations over myself that each time I unlocked a new “achievement” in myself, God would love me more. So I pushed and pushed and pushed my expectations so high of myself that I started to ONLY fail. Do you relate at all to how disheartening it is to fail God and feel like His love is decreasing with every failure?
People would say “don’t be so hard on yourself” and “he love you as your are”. My response would always be the “I know he loves me this way but he doesn’t want me to stay this way.” #nottrue
There are moments when God just wants us to “dance in our nightgowns”, failures showing as to give Him the opportunity to make it so evident that He loves us in-spite and because of our failure.
Most of the time, it is our failures that bring us back to His feet.
So here I am, at 21, re-identifying what grace and mercy means, and it’s blowing my mind. •
If you feel the expectations you placed on yourself makes it impossible for you to do enough good so God will love you, message me. I have some scripture for you. •
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