There are days when all I can do is see all of my flaws. I wish I were better, stronger, more beautiful, more eloquent, more fit, more. More of this, more of that. Just MORE.
That’s Satan, of course. I know that God doesn’t need me to be more, because HE is more. He fills in the holes and gaps in my life and completes me.
I think that’s one of the toughest things to overcome in life. Ourselves. We have expectations and standards for ourselves and others. We have a really hard time accepting the fact that God has done everything that needs to be done already. For us.
And we just need to accept His grace.
I believe my Lord knew I would be flawed. He knew I’d say things I regret, do things I’m ashamed of, and stumble. He knew then and He knows now.
How blessed I am that my God still loves me! Not only that, but He can still use me! He still considers me a trusted and beloved servant and child. He still has work that only I can do.
Isn’t that just the most amazing thing when you think about it?
It doesn’t matter what I’ve done or what has happened to me in life. God can make the most of me and use me in a powerful and beautiful way. He can use what has happened in my life to bless others and become a ministry. He can use it to mold me and make me stronger. He can create a song of my life in a way that only the master orchestrator can do!
I find that so stunning. So humbling. And so perfect.
I don’t need to be better, stronger, or more beautiful. For God loves me just as I am and He sees who I will be down the road - not despite my flaws, but because of them.
What a gift. What love!