I let myself believe that my house is a mess, that things need updated, that it will never be clean for more than 10 minutes at a time.
I let myself believe that I'm worthless, fat, slow, ugly, and stupid.
I tell myself that my kids need a better mom. That my husband deserves a prettier, fitter, sweeter, smarter wife.
I tell myself that all of my efforts are in vain. That my kids won't ever learn to obey. To be responsible. To love each other.
I tell myself that all of the time I spend working on the house, cooking, cleaning, caring for my family... is a waste.
I let those voices be the boss. Take authority.
And you know what?
They are wrong.
So very wrong.
I may never be the perfect woman. But I am NOT worthless. NOT a failure. And the things I do matter. Tremendously.
If you need to hear it from someone today? Can I be the one? The one to remind you that you are beautiful, creative, special, talented, gifted, unique, treasured, and above all else? LOVED. That what you do matters because of LOVE.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are a beautiful, precious creation of a loving God who gave His Son for you. So you could be full of HIS love and HIS purpose and HIS salvation.
Don't let those voices be the boss. Tell them the truth. The truth about who you are in Christ and how very much you are loved.
I will if you will.
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.