#00018: Myself & I – 2

Is it ok to enjoy my mistakes? I will learn from them, of course, but isn’t that the reason they happen?
Why are mistakes so frowned upon and shunned?
Maybe my story is different.

You want your story to be different. 

Maybe a drug-free life is worthwhile after all.

You’re writing this because you’re scared of having hope. 
You fear being happy. 
You believe you’re not worthy of being happy.
You’re your own enemy. 

Do I deserve to feel good even when I’m a failure?

You’re too worried about the “what ifs” and “what will happen” that you end up killing the present.
The present is all there is and all you’ll ever have. 
Stay present. Stay here.


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  1. I think a lot of people doubt their self-worth and fear having hope. I do the same thing sometimes…thinking I don’t deserve to feel good or get another chance. But the very point of forgiveness and grace is that it is undeserved. And when others extend that courtesy to us (and even when they don’t) we have to extend that same courtesy to ourselves. When I fall, I try to remind myself that tackling a giant in my life will not happen overnight..it’a a process. So I get back up again and try again, rather than hate myself and my failure. If I didn’t do this and didn’t accept others’ forgiveness, I would never be able to live with myself and enjoy the present like you said. I have found it to be incredibly freeing when I realize that God forgives me every time and that He truly hopes I will let go of my mistake and move on to live in victory and hope. That spurs me on to not beat myself up or wallow in self-pity or self-loathing. In His eyes, I am loved regardless of what I do or don’t do. THAT’S grace. 1 John 1:9, 4:9,10


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