When The Voices Whisper Loud

Remember the voices?  The ones you heard as a child, the ones that got louder in high school?

The ones that should be long gone now that you are 

CONFIDENT and mature?

Those voices that whisper to your heart in steady rhythm.

You do not fit in.

You don’t have the right hair.

You don’t have the right clothes. The right house, the right family.

You are not enough.

You will never be enough.

You are unwanted.

You are broken.

You are unworthy.

photo by Dilip Muralidaran via PhotoRee

How do the chains creep in and hold us still?

Our vision, our hearts, our eyes have veered off course. The words pierce deepest because they are absolutely true.

I am nothing.

Have we forgotten? 
The cross, 
Jesus sent by God, 
do we remember who we really are?  
This world distracts and we spend time trying to be somebody – we start to believe we are somebody. Do we really believe there is life outside of Him? 

photo by emdot via PhotoRee

I’m not enough and I don’t have what it takes. S
ometimes, I get distracted and I forget not to care, because sometimes, I DO CARE. I want to fit in, I want to be wanted. 

I Forget.

The sacrifice has already been made.

The debt paid in full.

I am welcome.

I am wanted.

I am loved.

By the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and End. The God who sees eternity past and eternity future, He holds the universe in the palm of His hand.  He has fixed His love on me and I am HIS.

That’s all the fitting in I need.

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