My grace is sufficient for you …
–2 Corinthians 12:9
I love you, beloved. I love the unique you—the one-of-a-kind you that I created you to be. You were made for love—and as you become more and more secure in My love, you will begin to see the unique and personal ways I work in YOUR life. I have purposes for your life that far exceed anything you’ve ever hoped or imagined. And My plans for you are always good! You are perfect and complete in Me—you lack nothing. Never compare your life to anyone elses—only you can be you. And I like you! It’s true that there are many, many differences in life circumstances from one person to the next, but always remember that only you have absolutely everything it takes to be you. You have everything you need to fulfill your part in My plans and purposes—a part no one else can ever fill. Even your unique challenges and heartbreaks are redeemed in My presence. Often those are the very things that allow you to display the goodness of My grace to the world around you in personally profound ways. Your life is sweet and pleasing aroma to Me, beloved—don’t despise what I love. Even your deepest places of weakness and failure are simply invitations to lean into My strength. Be you, My love–you’ll find that you’re very good at it. And in that place of truth and authenticity—you’ll also find My grace to always be sufficient.
You’re one of a kind. Really! We all know that in theory, but sometimes it’s hard to imagine that God really did create each of us individually and uniquely. When we fail to fully embrace who we are in Him—we deny the world the joy of seeing that specific glimpse of His heart and character. Because despite all our unique traits, we are all still created in His image.
I long ago realized I will never be the “best” at anything … except being myself. When I let go of trying to meet other’s expectations—and especially when I let go of trying to meet my own expectations—I find tremendous peace and freedom in that place of authenticity. What’s more, there is always sufficient grace and strength to simply be who I am.
There’s grace for you too. So let go and live your life—you’re the best you there will ever be!
Father, thank You for creating me in such a way that I can uniquely reflect the beauty of Your face to those around me. Help me to fully embrace everything You’ve created me to be. May all the unique circumstances of my life—even the very hardest things—continuously point to your glorious redemptive nature. ~Amen.
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4 thoughts on “From His Heart to Yours: October 4, 2014”
Awesome. I loved what you said here…
“When we fail to fully embrace who we are in Him—we deny the world the joy of seeing that specific glimpse of His heart and character.”
“I long ago realized I will never be the “best” at anything … except being myself.”
How beautifully said! What a great revelation from Him.
I remember in 2007 when I heard Misty Edwards sang “Favorite One.” Back then, my first orphan-hearted reaction was, just who does she think she is! This is because I was equating it to preferential human love, Then it hit me. God is able to specifically love everyone of us uniquely, perfectly, and as His favorite.
Ha ha, that’s awesome, Mel. I’ve heard other people say that about that particular song. I was the oddball who already went around calling myself God’s favorite (and I meant it, lol–people never knew quite how to take me!) so I LOVED the song when I first heard it. I think He gave me that revelation a little earlier on because I was so desperate to be loved and accepted by someone, anyone. I’m just incredibly grateful I happened to find that love and acceptance in the best Someone ever–I’m a lucky girl 🙂 Always enjoy your comments, Mel–thanks!
Cindy, Love it. Learning to embrace who God created us to be. Wonder of wonders, I’ve even begun to embrace the beauty of aging at the age of 71. It took awhile, but by the grace of God it is happening. Blessings to you my friend.
So good to hear from you Glenda! Been out of the online loop lately but slowly catching up 🙂 And yes, so good to embrace all of who He created us to be–at any age! Maybe in another decade or two (or three, or however long He gives me), I’ll get there!
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