You Belong

February 14, 2017

Tainted windows, cracked mirrors, dirty piles fill the room placed in the nook of your heart. Worthless, Inadequate, Lost, write their names on your walls. Love is beating at your door -- shaking it, relentlessly pursuing for you to welcome Him in with open arms. your fragile hand slowly reaches the knob but in you echoes the sounds that scream "you, you are so not worth the time". You feel like a mess in your skin. 
People have hurt you. spoken unkind words to you. downgraded you. frightened you. the walls have become so thick of doubt. as that tender knocking continues, remember to Whom you belong. remember to Whom can sustain you better than self-doubt. Remember where your foundation lies upon. The blinds have been covering up the light that shines through the empty darkness. When you get to a point where you can turn the knob and take Love's hand, Grace will remind you that it was always there. Always renewing itself. It will remind you that you can stand up and dance again without restraints. you are free not bounded. You do belong. While the dark shadows will still try to hinder your joy and unworthiness will sit at your doorstep, you will still be embraced by He who deeply loves and cares for you. 

// We all have broken doors that we hide behind. What if we spoke about what we love about each other all of the time? What if we spoke up and gave her a compliment instead of an envious glare? What if we spoke kindly about people every time we hung out with other people? What if we saw more beauty in radical love? What if we reminded people that they do belong?
I think that would change a lot. Commit to your purpose of pursuing love and dancing without restraints. Look deeper than the exterior. 

To those feeling unlovable, you are so so worth loving. You are so loved and worth it. Stripes were made for you, and iniquities were taken from you. You are chosen -- sweetly beloved. 
What I love about our sweet Jesus is that He does not love me for my success. He doesn't love me for my talents. He does not love me for how man loves. He loves the heart. He makes me worthy and renews me everyday. 
I am so sinful and flawed yet I am accepted and spared. 

1 Samuel 16:7 // " But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”

As Christ reminds Samuel that he should not appoint a ruler by His appearance, He reminds us that we should not love more or love less because of someone's appearance. There is no partiality in Christ. His love is a fountain for all to retreat to. The stripes He bears gives us the freedom we sing for. Christ is out greatest example of loving radically. He is the love that knocks on our doors. He is the grace that renews itself. Above all, put on love. You are so not unlovable but loved endlessly. Because we are loved, we are chosen to love. Sweet one, see God as your example of how you are loved and how you should love. 

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