My wild unrest comes in many forms - control, busyness, anxiousness, and many times stubbornness. Then there are the “voices” distracting me from my true dreams and purpose saying, “blend in, fit in, and conform” - leaving me feeling inadequate and unattractive.
As the years go by, I’m less and less in unrest. Still, it sneaks it’s way in now and then.
God’s love is so huge, always calling me to calmly surrender to His love for me and acceptance of me… just as I am. He patiently let’s me “become”. He gently tugs at my heart and lets trust build.
In the silenced chaos - many times the wee hours - my focus can be on Him and I see myself how He sees me. This is when I write - songs, journal, thoughts. This is when I read. This is where I listen best.
The mirror of His word reflects truth of my worth
I am His priceless masterpiece.
I am made beautiful.
I am truly loved.
Everything that concerns me matters to Him.
My weaknesses have purpose through His strength.
Even if I go unnoticed to the world, He sees me. He really sees me. Now I am confident, full, and ready to live the day ahead.
Now, I can see others as He sees them too
Priceless masterpieces that He has uniquely purposed to change our world
Highly important to Him, accepted and loved
What a privilege to let their strengths compliment my weaknesses and mine, theirs.
When I calmly surrender to His love for me and acceptance of me, I’m emptied of that wild unrest.
“Hello world! It’s me, Jeri! Here I come!”
Speaking life to me today:
2 Corinthians 6: 11-13 from The Message Bible -
Dear, dear (your name here),
I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life.
We didn’t fence you in.
The smallness you feel comes from within you.
Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way.
I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection.
Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
Beautiful by Beth Redman