For years I’ve struggled with insecurity and often have to remind myself of the truth of who the Lord says I am in order to battle the lies.
Lately, the Lord has been showing me, in many different ways, how much He loves me, how He sees me, and that He is proud of me. I’ve known this in my mind, but for some reason it’s just now sinking into my soul in such a way that is completely wrecking me, completely changing my perception about who I am, who He has created me to be.
A few weeks ago I didn’t say “yes” to a certain opportunity from the Lord, I actually shut it down… I felt shame and disappointment in myself. But I took it to the Lord and asked that He forgive me, and instead, not only did He “already forgive” me, He let me know that He was proud of me.
Wow. Talk about messing you up. That one will do it. Sure made me want to push through this obstacle all the more –not to attain His love, but because of His love, because He is proud of me.
What a loving Father we have! He is teaching me how to be His daughter.
“So he got up and went to his father. ‘But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” – Luke 15:20 NIV