While talking with my close friend yesterday I realized that I have applied this same reasoning to my relationship with God.
God loves me, but He doesn't accept me
I know that God loves. He loves me, He loves you, He loves the whole world. I've written many posts about God's love for us. I even just wrote about a post about taking God's Love for granted. But somewhere along the way I've come to believe this lie: God loves me, because He's God and He is required to love me, but He doesn't have to like me or accept me.
I hope to earn man's approval, if I'm good enough, pretty enough, try hard enough; but I don't think I can ever earn God's approval.
I live with the belief that nothing I do is ever quite good enough for God; I can't believe that He would pick me for anything. I don't see anything good in me, so how could God?
This post is more for me than for you, my readers. While I pray that my words have touched your heart and made you challenge some of your false beliefs, I'm not writing this for your approval. For that reason I have turned the comments off on this post.
It's not your acceptance I am seeking, it's God's. And while my head knows that I already have His acceptance, my heart needs to fully believe that. There's still work to be done.....
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