You’re wondering how your faith dissipated so quickly and why you find yourself mired by constant self-doubt. I want you to remember this.
- You are called.
- You are capable.
- You are loved.
So you’ve lost a week or so. Don’t lose the whole year! Remember: “Quick down, quick up.” Brush yourself off. Get back up. The dust is no place for you.
So much of our “progress” hinges on whether you know how to quickly get back on track. When life knocks you off track, learn how to keep going.
Receive God’s new mercies today. Jesus purchased them for you! Open your heart to them.
And that guilt you’ve been holding? It needs to go. To dwell on God’s love and accept His mercy, you need to toss the guilt.
What are you waiting for? There’s no place for shame here, no condemnation. (Rom. 8).
God sees your hiding and hedging. He will never reject you or cast you out.
God wants you to know that you’re forgiven.
God’s canceled your debt. Two thousand years ago He put it on someone else’s tab.
Stop hiding from God’s restoring love. You can’t escape His presence. Open yourself to perfect Love. Let it wash over you.
You’re still measuring your worth by your work as if God measures your productivity, not the state of your heart. God’s love can’t be earned.
Remember that peace that comes from surrender? You know how you sense God’s smile when you finally obey? Make this your daily goal.
Don’t let the “should haves” and the “could haves” drown out God’s voice any longer. Tune into God’s gently whisper because He calls you:
- Beloved. You are valuable and worthy. (Rom. 5:8)
- You are God’s child, and He’s One very good Father. (Gal. 3:26)
- A work of art—His masterpiece, custom-designed for His purpose. (Eph. 2:10)
- If you’re in Christ, you’re a new person. (2 Cor. 5:17)
- You’re the dwelling place of God—His “temple.” (1 Cor. 6:19)
- You’re a citizen of Heaven. (Phil. 3:20)
In short, you’re enough because Jesus is enough.
Stop rehearsing all the ways you don’t feel good enough. Instead, dwell on these lovely truths.
Listen for the gentle footfalls of the spirit and keep in step with Him. These are your new marching orders.
Abandon the success metrics of the world for the satisfying communion of following Jesus. You are loved. Don’t believe anything different.