Finding God's Goodness

Week Eighteen. Fortitude to Love. Peace of Forgiveness

Month Five. Fortitude to love myself, expands my hope and kindness

Sometimes I wonder if I’m afraid to forgive myself for being human. I’ve been contemplating lately my resistance to living in radical trust and forgiveness and truly loving myself. As I live in a space within me that accepts me as I am, where I am fully known and loved, the pretenses that diminish my genuineness dissolve. I am emptied of the masks and facades that blind me to who I am that keep me deceiving myself and others.

As God’s grace slows me down, opens my heart, and draws me into the deep love within, I begin to move into the natural flow of my being, one that doesn’t need to impress or support an image. It is a place of loving the wholeness, of no black and white thinking, a place of honoring my humanness and the breath of life that God breathed into me. As God is my foundation, I become more authentically me. I am a loveable and loved being who is very grateful for the peace this radical trust plants within me.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Thank You, Lord, for calling me to surrender to living the adventure of life – of being human and becoming love – through accepting Your peace, mercy, and forgiveness.

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