Sometimes, I think God didn't really know what He was doing when He created me. I look at all my weaknesses. I see all my failures. I see how I try and try and try to be better, and yet, I still fall short. I still wrap my heart around things that are not of Him. I still doubt His promises sometimes. I still let fear and pride creep in and suffocate the good things He has planted.
And yet, sometimes, when my eyes are open and my heart is ready to receive, I realize that God knew that I would struggle with all this stuff and He still chose to give me life. He still chose to love me... despite. And in fact, I think He finds joy in the process of redemption, as well as the redemption itself, for in the process, He finds me clinging to Him, to His Word, to His strength. And even with all my scars and sins and pitfalls, He still calls me to be His friend. He still sends me out into the field to work. He still gives me good gifts. He still allows me to hear His voice.
And you, sweet one. It's the same thing for you.
Challenge: Write out ten things that are really good about yourself -- the gifts that He has given you, the strongholds you've overcome, the things that make you unique. Thank God for those things and smile at your progress.
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