Feeling You Have Missed the Mark in Your Life?  

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Somewhere along the road of my life, I learned how important perfection was.

One was to be the perfect wife, living in a perfect house, with perfect children in a perfect life.

Most of the time, all I felt was shame that I didn’t measure up.

I can’t think of one thing that I do perfectly –

except be imperfect.

I’ve lived with a lot of guilt in my life - guilt that I now realize I have heaped upon myself - false guilt.

I’ve come to see that, on an ongoing basis - I’m pretty mean to myself.

Now that I need more help than ever, feeling a burden and lots of guilt comes to bear.

I’m realizing that a lot of the pressure in my life is self-induced.

How glad I am when God gives me a glimpse of who I am in His eyes.

I was reading in Psalms and this verse jumped out at me.

Answer me when I call to you, O God who declares me innocent. Free me from my troubles. Have mercy on me and hear my prayer. (Italics mine.)

God is the one who declares me innocent, through my acceptance of His Son as my Lord and Savior.

All those “should’s, ought’s, must’s and could haves” fade away.

God knows I am doing the very best I can with what I’ve got.

I don’t have anything to prove to anyone - just do what I can do - and let the rest go.

I have ALWAYS felt I needed to somehow prove my worth.

I am so grateful God does it for me.

It is absolutely nothing I do myself.

There is no condemnation now that I am learning (imperfectly) to live in Him. (Romans 8:1)

God declares me innocent.

Who am I to declare otherwise?

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