If we were having coffee together and I could encourage you face to face, I would lean forward and look you in the eye and tell you these truths:
You have nothing to prove.
You don’t have to earn your place.
You don’t have to be perfect or have it all together.
You are worthy right now, right here, just as you are, no matter how big your mess.
You are not required to hustle.
You are allowed to rest.
You are allowed to dream.
You don’t have to be all the things to all the people.
You don’t have to listen to the mean boss in your head.
You are allowed to be your truest self and to be true to that person.
You might now know who that person is. You might have been striving to be what other people think or say you are or should be for so long that you have no idea who you actually are. You may need to give yourself space and time to figure that out. But here’s a starting place: If you are in Christ, then you are…
A royal daughter.
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
You are God’s masterpiece, created on purpose for a purpose, intentionally made and molded to carry out work that was specially prepared for you when you were just an idea–and even then, you were already loved.
You are His, and He wants you to know that you can lay down your burdens and give it all to Him. You can depend on Him.
You are highly capable.
You are more than conqueror.
You are not a victim, but a victor.
You are a warrior.
You are the light of the world.