Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Nothing to prove

I don’t have anything to prove.

Most of my life I’ve always felt like I wasn’t good enough, that I had something to prove. I seriously could carry 10 bags of groceries and a baby on my hip into the house. I move my own furniture, I painted my house. I carry heavy things… just to prove that I can, that someone might deem me “good enough”.
Sometimes I do these things out of necessity and sometimes because I feel like I need to prove my value. I can’t prove my value, whether you (or others) see it or not, it doesn’t matter, I am valued. I have mad skills in a lot of areas because of the gifts God has given me, and I don’t have anything to prove.

This is from You're already Amazing
by Holley Gerth, one of the many
things I read for encouragement
Read the book if you haven't!!
I am beautiful
I am gifted
I am smart
I am a great multi-tasker
I am a great encourager
I am great hugger
I am a lover of teen-agers
I am wise
I am loving
I am loved
I am a great cook
I am a leader
(I'd encourage you to make a list of things you are in Christ)

Maybe everyone does not see those things, but I don’t need to prove it because I believe what God says and in Ecc 3:11 it says He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
Because of something that happened in my past, I have believed a lie that I was not chosen. But that’s not true, and I am worth loving and I am loved. Not everyone gets chosen to be captain on a team, and people who are on the team may have greater and different skills than the captain, just because they are not in the spotlight doesn’t mean that they aren’t important. The quarterback usually gets most of the glory in a football game, however, what would happen if he didn’t have someone to block for him? He needs a team. That is why Christ says we are the body of Christ and all the parts matter. We can’t function fully without ALL the parts.
Today, I am finding myself thankful for my gifts, knowing, and believing that I am loved, chosen, and I have a purpose.
Moving forward with the gifts that He has given me, with nothing to prove, only to know that I am loved and called to love.

1 Cor 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it


Jada's Gigi said...

EVERY joint supplieth....everyone has a part to play in the Body of Christ.

Mrs. Mac said...

Yes you are all of the above and above all ... loved.