To the one who’s forgotten she matters. A familiar thought invades: “It doesn’t matter how much you do. It will never be enough.” The leap from feeling a disappointment is as quick as the inhale of breath: “You don’t matter. Your feelings don’t count.” How can loving ourselves squelch the lies that tell us we don’t matter?
Ever thought about the difference between a spiritual makeover and transformation? A spiritual makeover is a quick fix: read a book, make a resolution, and apply a few Bible. Maybe we need something more than try-hard efforts to be a better person. The person we want to be.
Some books reach right into your heart, pressing on tender spots tucked out of sight. Currently, I’m reading a brand new devotional from one of my favorite authors, Holley Gerth. As I read, I find myself each chapter. Did You Know You’re Already Amazing: 30 Truths to Set Your Heart Free, is Holley’s devotional companion to You’re Already Amazing.
Confidence doesn’t come just for the asking. We cannot simply will ourselves to be confident. Unlike Dorothy and her glittery red slippers, we cannot click our heals and repeat, “I am confident” three times and will ourselves to be confident. We cannot chase inadequacy away with better performance and enhanced looks. For here is the trap–how much is enough? How many affirmations and successes will it take to settle the questions of our souls?
If your physical health was in the same condition that your spiritual health is, how healthy would you be? Interesting question, isn’t it?
What we think about God has everything to do with how we relate to Him. Find encouragement for your soul today.