Sorry it's been a while since I last posted, with scholarship packets, school, work and other things, I've just been so busy! Anyway, here's what's been on my mind lately:
So there's this song on the radio that always happens to play when I turn my radio on in the car. The lyrics say something like: "You are more than the choices that you've made, You are more than the sum of your past mistakes, You are more than the problems you create,You've been remade."
The more I think about it, the more that it really hits me. Our mistakes do no define us. Our past does not define us. We have been remade into what God sees us: his precious child that he unconditionally loves. We shouldn't continually to look down at ourselves and beat ourselves down over something that we said or did yesterday or even a year ago. I know it's hard to let go of our past mistakes sometimes, but we must slowly learn how to do it. God forgave us and continues to forgive us even though we continue to make mistakes so we should learn to forgive ourselves.
Daniel 9:9 says: "The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him"
What gives us the right to not forgive ourselves when God already has forgiven us?