Do we truly know the definition of unconditional love? Perhaps the problem is not in the definition. Do we accept God’s unconditional love? Better yet, do we know how to walk in that unconditional love? As women we tend to be harder on ourselves than we need to be. We are our own worst critics. Whenever something goes wrong we quickly blame ourselves. However we like to call it “accepting responsibility.” After all, it is the “adult” thing to do. But where accepting responsibility goes wrong is in the self-punishing and the inability to move forward.
There is no condemnation in God. Once God forgives us, the act is thrown into a sea of forgetfulness. Jesus died on the cross so that we would not have to pay for our sins. To constantly punish ourselves or to continue to ask for forgiveness over and over is to crucify Him again. We can learn how to forgive others, but it is extremely difficult to forgive ourselves. We ponder over why we made the mistake rather than accepting our humaneness and moving on. Your mistake did not catch God by surprise. It did not cancel His plan for your life. Blaming or punishing yourself hinders you more than it helps you. You are unable to be used by God until you realize He can use your mistake to help someone else.
Before God created the world. He was thinking of you. He created the Earth to be our playground. It is time to come out and play! God’s love sees no fault. He only sees His creation, His ability, and His purpose. We can only fathom the width and depth of His love. His desire is to see you accept His creation. Accept it. You can’t change it or alter it, no matter how bad you think you messed up or how bad your heart is broken. You look at your shortcomings but God sees your upcoming. Stop dwelling on your mistakes. Stop blaming yourself, it is a trick of the enemy to keep you stagnant. Open you spiritual eyes and see what the Lord has in store for you.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. - Romans 8:1
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, I thank you for your forgiveness. I thank you for your loving kindness towards me. I ask that my eyes of understanding are enlightened that I may see your goodness. Help me to forgive myself and walk in your victory. Teach me how to let go of my past and allow you to guide me to my future in you. Thank you for choosing me to do your will, help me to accept your choice and walk in your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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