Have you ever felt like you just weren't sure what your purpose in life is? Have you struggled to find freedom- the kind of freedom that God has promised you in His word? Do you define your worth based on what the world tells you or what others think of you? As women we can get trapped in the comparison game and then feel as if we aren't good enough.
We are all called by God to live a life with PURPOSE, but how do we know what that is? How do we become free to live the life that God has called us to?
God has taken me on a journey over the last 15 years of my life to find out who He says that I am. I have faced battles just like many of you have.
*not feeling good enough
*unhealthy view of myself
*comparing myself to others
*emotions that took me on a roller coaster
*wishing that my life mattered
*feeling like I have to be perfect
*basing my self-worth on what I look like
*feeling like an inadequate parent
*wondering if God cares about me
*not being able to forgive myself
This list can go on and on. What I have learned over these last 15 years is that if I don't know who I am in Christ and CHOOSE to BELIEVE it every day, then every area of my life will be out of whack. I will feel like I have no purpose, that I'm not good enough, that there is no hope. I am definitely not who I was 15 years ago, but I'm also not where I want to be. I am a work in progress. Progress not Perfection.
A little more about me...
I was born in Illinois, grew up in Indiana, and moved to Texas when I was 16. My family was my place of safety and security. I knew that I was loved by them. The world is where I learned that I was not good enough. I was taught that I had to look perfect, be perfect, act perfect in order to be loved and accepted. That led me to a place of trying to please others, setting standards for myself that I could never meet, self-condemnation, and living in the comparison trap. I've been on diets since I was 12 and have lost over 100 pounds through diet and exercise. My identity was found in what I looked like for most of my life until God stepped in and showed me that I am enough because of what Jesus did for me on the cross. He showed me that I don't have to be perfect and make everyone happy. What God wants from me is to embrace who He has created me to be and live my life for Him. My goal now is to focus on progress, not perfection.