Do you ever try to measure up to yourself? Do you have standards set so high for yourself that you’re let down when you can’t reach them? I know I expect myself to be nothing but the best. I find I get down on myself when I don’t meet my own standards. I know it’s outrageous because no one is perfect, but this has been a cycle I’ve been dealing with my whole life. I’m always hard on myself when I’m nothing less than perfect. I beat myself up on the inside thinking I’m failing or just not good enough.
I’m here to say this doesn’t come from God. The enemy wants you to get in your head and tear yourself apart until you feel isolated and heavy. Don’t let him fool you because it’s all a lie. Nobody is perfect, and my mom always said if I was perfect, I would be God. But I’m not. I am human and I make mistakes, but I am enough. God made me perfectly imperfect. I am worthy regardless of my circumstances and my mishaps. I can’t do it all because I wasn’t made to! I remind myself I am a daughter of a King who unconditionally loves me. When we love ourselves, we are glorifying our Creator. I need to meet myself where I am at and let God do the rest.
So, be kind and easy on yourself my friends. You are perfect in the eyes of God and you were not made to do this life on your own.