Grace: unmerited favor of God (God's riches at Christ's expense).
Long-suffering: having to show patience in spite of trials.
Longing: having a strong desire or dream.
Wariness: feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
Pride (self-esteem): confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self respect.
Selfishness: concerned chiefly with one's own personal state.
Responsibility: the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions on one's own.
Future: an occurrence yet to happen.
Growth: the process of developing or maturing physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Acceptance: willingness to tolerate, endure, bear, a difficult situation.
These words have been haunting me. I making my mind ponder on each of these words when all I desire to do is to walk in comfort with the hope of a future full of promises, plans, and dreams. Each of these words are challenging me, are changing me, are pushing me, are stripping me of who I was, turning me around, pulling my strings lose and forcing me to my knees.
That is what "my" spirit tells me.
God's spirit in me sings a different melody.
God's spirit tells me I'm beautiful. God's spirit tells me I'm strong. God's spirit tells me I deserve greats and awesome things and that I can accomplish anything. God's spirit tells me I can stand up for myself. God's spirit tells me I have a voice. God's spirit tells me.. everything that I need to hear.
Right now, I'm in such a thankful mood for everything that God's spirit is telling me. For everything that my loved ones tell me. I know that despite my ups and downs. I'm whole and complete in Christ.
I'm taking that and running right now. I've been angry today, but I'm whole and complete in Christ. I've been rude today but I'm whole and complete in Christ.
I am whole and complete in Christ.
My mind is everywhere.. but I'm whole and completely IN Christ.