We tend to downplay ourselves. We can’t fathom that we are on the same playing field as an Almighty God.
Just as we are what we eat, we are what we think or believe.
Our thoughts can actually be the stumbling block to our success. If we believe we are not good enough then we will not be good enough.
God thinks we are good enough.
God teaches us that we are His and He loves us. Thinking that God loves us is pretty amazing, right? Even better though is that God wants us to be an extension of Him!! He wants to hire us and employ us to work with Him for Him for us!
What?!? God wants me, a failure??
We know we fail and because God is perfect, we cannot wrap our heads around God accepting us even though we fail and make mistakes.
Granted, making the same mistake over and over or not acknowledging our mistakes IS NOT God’s design. Turning our mistakes into a good thing by learning from them is. God wants us to learn from our mistakes. A simple sorry and a note to self, “Well, I won’t do that again!” is all God is asking from us.
God’s forgiveness is abundant, all we have to do is ask for it.
That is how we get back on the playing field.
Rabbi David Aaron says that people who fail the most are the most successful people. Learning from our failures makes us stronger and smarter the second time around. We have to fail to succeed. We are not perfect and that is okay.
God is in each and every one of us. He loves us and He wants us to be with Him to be successful at bringing goodness to the world.
The problem isn’t us believing in God, the problem is us believing in ourselves.
Shannie Alvarez — A Gentile with a Jewish Heart
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