Despite my shortcomings and my past mistakes, I am choosing to accept the favor that God has placed on my life. I will no longer allow feelings of unworthiness and doubt deter me from experiencing the life He has planned for me. My joy is no longer determined by worldly things but yet it is found in Christ who lives within me.
Now I expect to discover people in my life may not support my change in perspective. Many will continue to hang my past over my head and discredit the changes I begin to make. That is ok with me…because if your love for me changes then you never really loved me to begin with. I have discovered the beauty in goodbye and the importance of letting people and things go when they no longer serve a purpose in your life.
Its not about being the happiest, jolliest, most carefree person all of the time. It is about understanding that Jesus died on the cross so that a sinner like me could have a chance at living a saved and sanctified life. It’s about having faith when everything around you says otherwise and believing that you will rise out of any situation that you have been placed in.