A few weeks ago a blogger asked me to fill in the blank:
I am _______.
At first honeslty all that comes to mind is horrifyingly imperfect. My imperfections as of late have taken a hold on me, and are slowly becoming something my perfectionist-side is having a hard time coming to grips with. It's bad enough when my shortcomings effect myself, but when they start to hurt others, especially my best friends during one of the most important times in her life...they become an insurmountable obstacle blocking me from my path to becoming happy, joyful, & accepting of myself.
My journey to loving myself.
Another friend of mine & blogger I follow wrote in her most recent post
"So, my advice, to myself and to anyone else who takes the time to read this: Enjoy your current season. Good and bad. For their will never be another quite like your current one..."
This really spoke to me. Just enjoy where I am, yes I am imperfect. I fail sometimes, I fall short of the goal, but I need to learn to just enjoy the lesson learned from each mistake. Just relax and let God gently and kindly guide me. Enjoy where I am...Enjoy who I am
I am _____.
There is so much power in that! I kinda got into this last blog so I won't go scripture crazy today but I will list off some of my own positive affirmations. Hopefully some of them will stick & will help to pull me out of the punish-mental funk I've dropped myself into. I may have done this before, but I guess sometimes you just need to remind yourself :)
I am a child of God!
I am blessed & highly favored!
I am saved by the grace of God & Jesus Christ.
I am exactly where I need to be.
I am exactly who I need to be.
I am perfectly imperfect.
I am made divinely in the image of God, by the hand of God.
I am made with a purpose, a purpose to love those who need it, including myself.
I am beautiful & wonderfully made.
I am joyful, positive, uplifting, and helpful.
I am a servant of the LORD
I am important.
I am needed.
I am loved.