“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want [lack]” (Psalm 23:1).
I am more than enough!
Just as I am.
Flaws and failures and all.
Because He created me.
And I am created with great purpose by great love.
No matter what choices I make, I am surrounded by grace.
So I will NOT let the world tell me who I am … and who I am not!
I will not allow the world to define my outer beauty … or inner spirit.
I will not allow the world to define the depth (quality) of my character.
I will not allow the world to define how smart and capable I am.
I will not accept the world’s labels.
I will not wear the world’s labels.
I will not be changed by the world’s labels.
Because I belong to God!
And I will only allow God to define who I am, inside and out.
So when I am confronted by something that contradicts what His Word says, I will choose to believe Him. I will choose to lean into who He says I am.
And I will remember that I am a product of grace. The progress I have made is because He has been gracious to forgive my failures and encourage me to keep moving forward. The future waiting for me is because He believes I can keep going, step by step and victory by victory, through grace to find His purposes.
So I will not lack the confidence to continue – to keep changing, to keep growing, to keep believing, to keep going.
And I will refuse anything from anyone that is less than God’s best.
I will refuse shame.
I will refuse unlovable.
I will refuse hopeless.
I will refuse broken beyond repair.
I will refuse stupid.
Because my worth is not decreased by the world’s opinions.
Because my worth is not determined by the world’s estimation.
Because my worth is not destined by the world’s assessment.
So I will choose to be confident that by grace I have been saved and by grace I will grow.
And I will not allow my faith to decrease.
I will not allow my worth to be made lower.
I will not allow my joy to lessen.
I will not allow my heart to fail.
And I will choose to keep trusting God, one day at a time. Walking in confidence that I am more than enough through His grace.
Marie Fremin. 3/3/19