Judging Yourself?

Many of us think if only I was pretty enough, if only I was talented enough, if only I was smart enough, if only I was brave enough. We think good things would happen to us if we were enough.

Only we are enough. We are enough just the way we are. We are enough with all our flaws, with all our mistakes, with all our fears. We are enough just as we are.

God accepts as-is. We accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6) not based on our flaws, not based on our past, not based on us at all. He accepts us based on one qualification and one qualification only (Ephesians 2:8)–whether we have accepted what His Son did when He took our sins at the Cross (John 3:16).

God is not judging us. He is not judging our sin because our sin has already been judged. He knew we would sin. He knew that we would mess up and make mistakes, but He also knew that He could not let our sin go.

He sent His Son, His perfect, sinless Son, to live a perfect life as a human, to follow all the laws and regulations without fault (Matthew 5:17). Jesus went to the Cross, and while on that Cross, Jesus became sin for us (II Corinthians 5:21). God took the wrath and punishment for all our sins–past, present and future–out on Jesus.

God is no longer judging us. He already judged us and our sin. Does this mean that we won’t suffer the consequences for our actions? No because for every action there is on this Earth, there are reactions that follow.

We are enough as is. That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive to be better, to learn more, to be more, but we have to accept ourselves the way we are.

God loves us. God accepts us. God is not judging us. We need to start loving, accepting and stop judging ourselves.
#love #acceptance #Stop_Judging #enough

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