You are not a failure

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There is that stupid, annoying, pesky voice that loves to whisper in my ear,

"You snapped at the kids again."

"You didn't get the laundry finished."

"You aren't playing with the kids enough."

"You are still hanging on to lots of baby weight."

"You can't do that."

"You aren't good enough."

and on and on. I just want to yell, "STOP!" every time I hear it creeping in. That voice is what stops us from enjoying life. It's what causes us to hide away, to settle for mediocrity and "just enough" rather than living with joy and thriving.

You know what? I'm not perfect and I never will be. But that doesn't mean that I need to give up. It doesn't mean that I need to settle. It means I need to change the narrative. I need to speak positively to myself. I need to pray for God to affirm that I am all that He says I am. 

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; My soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

There are so many more. I urge you to seek out more. Find passages that uplift you and show you how special you are, especially to God. 

Are there verses you use to affirm your worth in Christ? Shout them out below!

 


Katie McGowen

I'm a child of God, a wife, a mom of 5, and now a blogger. I write about how I find joy while navigating the chaos of everyday life. I love to share funny stories, recipes, joy-filled moments, and whatever else God lays on my heart.