Have you ever had one of those weeks? One of those weeks where it seems nothing goes right? One of those weeks where it feels your brain hasn’t quite shown up yet? Or maybe it’s shown up a little too much and it’s giving you a lot of negative self-talk? Welcome to my week.
Yes it is only Wednesday, but the only thing my brain has been doing exceedingly well is telling me I’m not good enough, feeding me doubts, fears, and anxiety. Its very easy to allow these thoughts to take over and, to be honest, I’ve found myself believing them at times. Feeling incompetent because of a mistake I made at work, or feeling left out and undervalued because I wasn’t asked to take part in something.
I think these days it’s too easy for us women to weigh ourselves down with our fears, anxieties, and feelings of unworthiness. Its so easy for us to get trapped in comparing ourselves to each other instead of valuing the gifts that God has given us and celebrating those he’s given others. I heard a message on the radio yesterday, I don’t remember who said it, but they said, “we can’t compare ourselves to someone who has been doing it longer than we have. When we compare ourselves to Christ, we are all flawed.”
This reminded me that perspective is everything. I know it’s hard sometimes to see our situations from a different perspective…to see ourselves in a different light.
This week God has countered all of my self doubts, fears, and insecurities by showing me who I really am. I mean, really, truly am.
I am (you are):
- holy and blameless in his sight
- an heir
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. ~Ephesians 2:10
He reminded me this week and I will remind you my dear friend, that you are chosen, you are loved, and you are His. He sees you as being perfect just as you are.
For everything created by God is good. ~1 Timothy 4:4
I don’t know about you, but I find these words or rather, truths, to be very comforting. The devil will feeds us lies to rob us of what God has planned for our lives. He comes in to steal our joy and tear us down to the point where there is nothing left. But…the good news…it’s all lies…
Remember as you finish up this week that we are all flawed, but it is in these flaws that God reveals to us who he is and whose we are. My friend, you are beautiful just as you are. You bring value to this world just because you’re in it. There is no one who can do you better than you. Don’t forget it and don’t let anyone, including yourself, tell you any differently.
Until next time…