I am who You say I am.

But I also am who I believe I am.

 

I believed what people said I was –

Big boned, prone to weight struggles, too shy, too reserved, uncoordinated, too emotionally detached, too serious, too skinny, why can’t you be more like [insert name]

 

Instead of who God said I was –  

Child of a King, beloved, beautiful, chosen, redeemed, strong, courageous, gentle, kind, compassionate, thoughtful, creative

 

When I believed what people said, I became –

Insecure, critical, skeptical, anxious, depressed, unworthy, unloved, not enough, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, weak, self-seeking, self-deprecating, affirmation-seeking, compliment-rejecting

 

When I believed what God said, I became –

Confident, assured, affirmed, capable, enough, worthy, empathetic, patient, loving, self-sacrificial, assertive, accepting of myself and my body, a member of the faith family, adventurous, encouraging

 

You are who you believe you are, and what is spoken over you.

The good news is, you can dump out the garbage and fill up with grace.

Written by Meg Diefenbacher

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