What do you do when all the thoughts of “should have”s and “supposed too”s and “could have”s and “if only”s begin to get the best of you?
…and when you look at all the things others do so well –their strengths, their abilities, the places they shine, the things that make them special…
…and then you look at yourself… perhaps with disappointment, discouragement, frustration.
“If only I could do this, if only I could do that. If only I could be this, if only I could be that…”
I’m not enough.” ?
I struggle with it.
I don’t like that I struggle with it.
It makes me angry with myself that I struggle with it.
But in these moments, I know I must take all this, and run right into my Heavenly Father. Because He has this way of sorting it all out, He has this way of making it all good –when I lay it all down before Him, when I place myself into His hands, when I trust Him with my life.
“Father, why is this thing so hard for me, and for that person it’s easy? Father, why did You make me the way You did? Sometimes I just don’t like myself, I don’t see anything special about myself, and I get frustrated with myself for even coming to this place of comparing…Father, I’m struggling with comparison again. I know where it leads, and it’s not good. Father, these thoughts are getting to me, I need Your help. I need to be set back straight.”
And after I pour out my heart, I finally begin to listen to His heart…?
You know, He’s so patient with me. ?
He will always remind me of who I am, and refresh my hope for who He has created me to be. I can always run to Him.
If you struggle with this too, I dare you to grab a pen, and sit down with the Lord. Ask Him to speak to you, ask Him to show you who you are. Ask Him to let you see as He sees, from His perspective, from His heart.
I bet the things you write down will likely make you blush.
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” – 1 John 3:1
He believes in us. Isn’t that wild? He believes in us.
He believes in who He made you and me to be.
“…And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing His glory.” – Colossians 1:27
He loves us each with a unique love, and He has us each on a unique path.
Can I trust that He knew what He was doing when He designed my destiny in His heart?
When we see from His perspective, we can see there is no need to compare.
We can let go of it.
When all the evidence in the world leads to, “not good enough” I can always be assured that’s a big lie.
For the Creator made me. Do I realize and grasp the truth of this? I can trust Him with this, I can trust Him with the process. I have to know that He can see things that perhaps I cannot see.
“For you will grow into you.”
“I pray with great faith for you, because I’m fully convinced that the One who began this glorious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you and will put his finishing touches to it until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!” – Philippians 1:6 TPT
Oh how He reminds us. ?☀️???⛈✨???
Thank You, Father. ?