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The Grace to be Yourself



"There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear... We love because He first loved us." ~ 1 John 4:18-19





Not to be confusing our seem double-minded...


After all, the stated purpose of Mustard Seed Moxie is Whole-Life Development for Jesus-Lovers.


Clearly, we hereabouts are committed to facilitating and bearing witness to growth and progress and personal development in your life.


That said...


Sometimes you just need to give yourself the grace and space to be exactly who you are right where you are, here and now.


In the season of the oft-discarded New Year's resolution, rather than talking about goals and new habits (because, frankly, we talk about that all year 'round,) it seemed to be a perfect moment to mention...


YOU ARE PERFECT JUST AS GOD MADE YOU.


He knows the journey you are on. He knows about all of the growing you have done and all of the growth you have in store.


However, I believe that right where you are in each and every moment of now has purpose. So, give yourself the grace to stand in now, just as you are. Yes, there's growth and refining yet to happen. But, I implore you to honor your journey by also standing confidently in who you are in the moment, in each and every moment.


You are a beautiful child of God, crafted on purpose for a purpose. You were/are fearfully and wonderfully made. You are an intentional, extraordinary, miracle of the Creator of the universe, and I pray you see yourself that way, with right eyes and a right mind and heart.


I once heard someone say, if you saw you the way He sees you, you'd be unstoppable.


You, just as you are in the here and now.


Not you 20 pounds lighter or you $X richer. You, you.


Yes, have goals.


Yes, cultivate powerful habits.


Yes, grow, expand, and elevate your life.


AND, give yourself the grace and space to be you, just as you are in the here and now, to be powerfully present in the present of the present.


I pretty please implore you.


You are a powerful child of God, you have places to go and things to do, and I believe He has you right where you're meant to be, both in the physical world in the realm of self.


May you dance beautifully and skillfully within the journey of growth and the journey of powerful being in the moment, in each and every moment.




Our Father,


Thank You for helping us to see Your children as You do... including ourselves.


Thank You for ever giving us the eyes to see, the ears to hear, a heart to understand, and the will to walk in Your way.


Thank You for giving us the wisdom and discernment to have the discipline to grow when You would have us grow, and the grace and peace to simply BE fully present in the present, sometimes in the face of growth and sometimes in a moment of stillness and anticipation.


Thank You, thank You, thank You.


Amen.




"For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God..." ~ Ephesians 2:8

"The LORD has made everything for His purpose..." ~ Proverbs 16:4a

"Allow perseverance to finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." ~ James 1:4


May the Good Lord bless you and keep you, friends... always, in all ways. Amen.



Bonus song of praise...





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