Grasping Grace

I tell my kids they are made in God’s image. They have a purpose to advance His kingdom. As we all do.

With the help of my therapist, yesterday it came to my attention that I have trouble with this acceptance . Regardless of what I know and teach I don’t truly take care of myself first. I put everyone’s needs before mine and because of traumas, I don’t feel important enough to hold my boundaries. Because I wasn’t taught to. And time and time again my boundaries were ignored.

I think as a mother we do it in part because of those instincts. But as an individual I struggle to see my own importance. And that I matter.

So I’m now, at least as of yesterday, trying to constantly remind myself that my value and worth is in Christ only. If others don’t like me it’s really not my problem. I will not be great at it for a while. I will never please everyone, but the only one I need to be pleasing is God.

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4 Responses to Grasping Grace

  1. lois says:

    There is a good saying: “What other people think of you is none of your business.” Hold your head up and carry on.

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  2. I bet those wonderful children of yours think you’re of great value

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