Do you ever feel that you’re not enough? Have you ever felt inadequate?
I’m 4’9”, so I’m not tall enough. I can’t draw, so I’m not creative. I can’t cook, so I’m not a talented wife. I have memory and cognitive issues, so I’m not smart. I’m an introvert, so I’m not social or outgoing.
Basically, I’m a misfit, defined by what I’m not.
But God…. (my favorite phrase in the English language)
Defined by What You’re Not
It took me a long time to understand who I am in Christ. It took even longer to learn what I can do through Christ. So I loved Michele Morin’s post You Are NOT what You are Not.
There is beauty in the purity of simplicity. I love Michele’s writing because she can summarize profound ideas in one sentence. This is exactly what she did in You are NOT What You Are Not.If you are looking for a blessing, spend some time right now pondering your own “I once was lost but now am found” backstory. – Michele Morin Click To Tweet
Do you define yourself by what you’re not?
What “nots” have you used to define yourself? It’s time to throw away the negatives and define yourself as fearfully and wonderfully made, chosen, designed for a purpose, a child of the One True King.
You. Are. His.
It’s always a pleasure at Living Our Days on MicheleMorin.net. Today is no different, so head on over there for a new look in the mirror.
Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
Join us each Friday for the Grace & Truth Link-Up!
1.) Follow your hosts via their blog and/or social media channels. This is not mandatory, but appreciated!
2.) Leave 1-2 of your most recent Christian Living posts. Please do not link DIY, Crafts, Recipes, etc. Links of this kind will be deleted. We also reserve the right to delete posts that don’t align with the theme or that are deemed by the hostesses to be inappropriate.
3.) Visit 1-2 other links and leave a meaningful comment! We want to encourage community, so please don’t link and run!
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Let’s Talk About Jesus…
We are putting together an anthology that’s all about putting our faith into words.