Hey, friends! You know how you know you have amazing friends? When you look at your phone and have an audio text message from one with a prayer. I just got one of those and oh man! It literally brightened my day. I wanted to share and pay it forward by letting you all know how worthy you are, too.
When society is telling you, you are too fat. Too thin. Too quiet. Too loud. Too strong. Too weak. Too courageous. Too fearful. Too anxious. Too bold. Whatever it is, you are enough. Just as you are. Right now. Not a year from now when you’ve lost ten pounds. Not when you’ve graduated college and landed a job. Not when you have x-amount of dollars in the bank account. Right now, this very moment, you are enough. (and FYI—you are not anxiety. You have anxiety, but you are NOT anxiety. It is not your identity)
You were created ON purpose, with a purpose that God designed just for you! YOU! He spent time on you! Your hair, eyes, voice, feet, ears, fingers, toes…everything! He knew you before you were even born. He knew what steps you would take, where you would live, who your friends would be, what choices you would make, what career you would have. And he created your heart. Your heart was created to be soft, tender, gentle and loving. Not bitter, angry, resentful or guilty. (Let that sh*t go!)
This world is sad and hard enough as it is, why would I want to add to that? I want to make people feel better about themselves. I want them to leave a moment with me, feeling better. Why would you want to spend time with someone who makes you feel bad about yourself? Why would you want to spend time with someone who told you, you weren’t enough? Who told you that you shouldn’t stand up for yourself? That made you feel less than? Don’t do that to yourself! You deserve to have the best, most nurturing, loving, gentle and kind relationships. You are worth it. Even those people you follow on social media—make sure they are inspiring you, instead of draining you. I did a huge overhaul on my social media and didn’t realize how it really had affected me!
Life is too short to not surround yourselves with people that make you feel good. Check your heart, check your tribe. You are worthy of being loved for who your heart says you are. (because that’s who God says you are!)
Okay, so here’s a challenge for you today: pay it forward. Tell someone else they are worthy and loved. It will make you feel better about yourself, too.
What I’m listening to:
“Take Some Time to Dream,” John Mellencamp
“Good Life,” OneRepublic (in my top ten favorite songs)