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Monday, January 20, 2014

You Are Not Damaged Goods

This one is for all of you who feel like you're not good enough.

Like you're damaged. 

Broken. 

Less than. 

I've had enough. 

I've heard enough. 

It's past time we all put down the scales of justice that are hanging around our necks: The albatross that is drowning us slowly but surely. 

That voice in the back of our minds that whispers how badly we suck. 

How we'll never measure up. 

How we fall short. 

Silence it. 

Put your fist through it. 

I've have enough of unrealistic expectations put upon us by ourselves and others. 

Enough of watching beautiful women systematically tear themselves down for all the ways they fail in their own eyes and in the eyes of others. 

Enough of moms shooting flaming darts at one another in the name of "good parenting". 

Enough of the "mommy wars". 

Enough of "Christians" tearing others down in the name of being holy. 

Enough of the nights spent crying over past indiscretions. 

Enough time wasted beating ourselves up over things that happened decades ago. 

Enough judgment cast that isn't necessary. 

Enough of carrying on a family legacy of bitterness and condemnation that doesn't have to be continued. 

Enough. 

When will we realize Jesus doesn't call us to be anything more than His?

When will it sink in that all we have to do is accept that He has made us perfect? 

When will we stop going through the motions and actually accept Him at His Word? 

When will you accept it? 

Say these words out loud. 

It's okay if you're not alone:

I am enough. 

I am made perfect through Jesus. 

There's nothing I can do to change my past. 

I am not defined by my past.

I am worthy. 

I am enough. 

I am called. 

I am made perfect through Him. 

Today is the day I will accept that. 

Today is the day I say goodbye to yesterday.

Today is the first day of my life.




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