Suzanne Eller Live-Free Thursday

An Adventure in Life of Learning and Approving of Yourself

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What kind of adventure story am I writing?  Am I writing one of being the light to some people who have never seen the light?  Am I writing one showing love to people who have never seen love?  Or perhaps some days, and in earlier times, I was writing one of nobody loves me, I am too fat, I can’t write (yes that’s one lie I’ve been telling myself lately), I don’t like this job, I want a larger house, I’m not a good mother, etc.. Are we writing a story  of judging ourselves and finding fault for past mistakes or evening what is happening right now?

Do you hate making mistakes?  I do, and I can beat myself up over the dumbest little things.

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It is time to let go of our perfectionism.  It is time to let go of the inner critic.  It is time to make peace with who you are today, not yesterday.  It’s time to start liking you. It is time to let go of other people’s approval.  If we are pleasing our Heavenly Father the rest will fall into place.

I don’t have to be the smartest, the prettiest, the funniest, the most religious, the best Mom, the best wife, the best writer.  I just need to be me – the woman God created me to be.  I need to be a woman that God can use right now just as I am.

 

 

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Joining Suzanne Eller today on #LiveFreeThursday

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37 thoughts on “An Adventure in Life of Learning and Approving of Yourself”

    1. Hi Cindy. Just saw this comment. So sorry this response is delayed. Sometimes I forget to go back. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  1. Debbie, the older I get the more I realize how important it is to walk confidently in who God made me. So much truth found in your story today, things we all struggle with from time to time. Thank you for sharing and God bless.

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    1. Crystal I just found your beautiful comment in my approval box. Gee. But God wanted me to read your blog today and your thoughts. Thank you for stopping by, and yes the older I get the more confident I am because of Him.

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  2. The wisdom of just being WHO he made us to be is a rare and beautiful nugget of gold that we can place in the treasury of our hearts to direct us and lead us always to be close to Him. Thanks for the reminder today!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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    1. I know I am my own worst critic. I am better today than I used to be. I know when I start doing it that it’s lies from the pit. Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting.

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  3. I love the concept of being the best version of yourself. Learning that years ago really helped me stop competing with and comparing myself to others and, instead, focus on my own self. Which, I believe, is what my mother tried to tell me for years! 🙂 Great post!

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  4. Debbie, great reminder to be just the person we are and not compare ourselves to others or even who we wish we were. Comparison will always take away our happiness.

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    1. Yes Rachel that’s so true. Comparison steals our joy. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I love your blog.

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