I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. – Philippians 3:12

We’re always running out of steam trying to prove ourselves to others and to prove ourselves to God. We find ourselves lost, depressed, and insufficient. We find ourselves lined up against impossible standards, depressed by our inability to be the people we want to be. Let it go. You are loved. Live in God’s love. You are loved not because of what you have done. You are pleasing to God. God is not disappointed in you. God loves you as you are not as you should be. You are loved. The more we can live there the more our heart will change.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank you for your grace and your mercy. Help me to accept your grace and not be defensive. Amen.

REFLECTION: How can I accept God’s grace today instead of being defensive?

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