But our mindset is only the beginning. We start diets and stop, ultimately gaining more than we lost, and beating ourselves up. After dinner, we sit in front of the television and watch someone else live their dream, instead of going out and pursuing our own.
When we eat a bag of cookies, binge on Netflix again, and don’t stop to think before we speak or act, we put ourselves down. We don’t feel so awesome, why should we think we are?
You were born awesome
If we had the right environment as children, we were thrilled with ourselves at every turn. Cheered along when we took our first step, said our first word, and reached other milestones, we believed that we could do and be anything.
But along the way to adulthood, we started losing our confidence. We forgot our worthiness, overlooked our inherent goodness. And we started letting our failures create our identity.
Whenever the sneaking suspicion crept in that we could, just possibly, be awesome, we shut that thought down in a hot minute. Show some humility, we scolded ourselves.
You are an awesome creation
We’ve just forgotten. You are a magnificent creation. Imperfect, human, yes. And still awesome.
After creating the heavens and the earth, the light and the darkness, and every animal and bird and fish, God created us. And then?
What’s it like to sit with that for a moment? To push away the “yeah, but …” and to embrace the “yes, and …”?
To embrace that our bodies are miracle machines, capable of thinking and feeling, moving, growing, and healing. We simply must pay attention and honor our Creator in the ways we move, eat, sleep, and love.
God thinks we’re awesome. Do you? And do you live like it?
In what ways do you believe you’re awesome? And in what ways do you have doubts? How does that play out in your daily life? What one step can you take today to live into your awesomeness?
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