Today’s author is Hether Wright. This is part of a series. If you’d like to add your voice to the collaboration, please email me: mariangreen5 (at) gmail (dot) com.
I know that life has not always been easy for you. You tried so long to be the person everyone wanted you to be, going against who you were and feeling as if you always fell short. We’ve all been there. But you need to know. You have been lied to. The devil cried “worthless” and you wholeheartedly believed, clinging to his words because they provided identity. You believed your shortcomings only proved his point. You fell into his web and as hard as you fought, you were stuck. The spider received his prey.
Fight back. Please, with everything you have. Fight back.
You doubt your abilities because you’ve been told you’ll never be able to achieve. A classmate once told you that your fate was to get married, quit school, have kids and never amount to anything. Why did you listen? Don’t you realize that raising well-grounded, Christ filled children is the most successful thing you can do? If that is all you did it would be satisfying. But if you feel you need to do more, do it!
You are capable of achieving everything you dream of, and more. You need to begin to believe it. Please believe it! You need to fight against that web. Find a way to break free from the molds you’re not meant to fit in. You know that your vision of success is not the same as society’s. You know that your value comes from a higher power. That identity found in Christ is the ultimate purpose. You know that through Him all things are possible. You know that He created you to make a difference, whether it be small or large. It’s up to you to stop fighting against the gifts He gave you and embrace them. Become who He wants you to be!
I know it’s hard to change habits that you’ve lived with for so long. How do you teach your brain words of affirmations, when they’ve only known words of disapproval? How do you accept yourself after fighting for so long against who you are? God will help you. He’s already working. You’ve felt it. You feel His grip tighter than ever before. Please don’t let go. Cling to his promises of love and acceptance and they will provide you identity. And a better life than you can even imagine.