I know there are days when you doubt your worth, when you think all you do is cause problems. And those days? Well, those days aren’t your best or your most loving.
You’re cranky with the kids. Frustrated at work. Picking fights with the man you love most.
The whole time you can hear God whispering that He loves you but that critical voice inside your head seems to be yelling so very loudly. On those days – the days where it is really hard to love yourself, much less your neighbor – I want you to ask yourself a few questions:
• How are you measuring success? Is it by the money you make, the awards you win, the number of friends you have, whether or not your bath towels match? Is that in line with what God wants for you?
• Are there things in your life that you need to let go of? Is it time to look at the burden of your obligations? Are those obligations still a good match for you and your calling?
• What is it that you are passionate about? What brings you joy? Wouldn’t it make sense that those areas – those places where God has specially crafted you – might be a target for enemies? Could it be that resistance and complaints are a sign of progress?
Everyone has rough days and doubts, but please don’t linger there. Please don’t make it a habit.
God is crazy about you, and He thinks you are worth it all.
Rest in that.
And when you’ve really got your head and heart full of God’s love, please share it with others. They need it, too.