1. I love Jesus, and I try to live my life accordingly.
2. I fail at doing that all the time.
3. I’m not as confident as I may seem. Inside there is an insecure girl that is desperate for acceptance and love.
4. And yet…I have trouble accepting the love I so desire.
5. It is scary for me to show how I really feel. Walls are easy to build and seemingly impossible to break down.
6. I love being with people, but I need some quality alone time to function optimally.
7. I care fiercely about my friends, and will be loyal until the end.
8. My word is the most important thing I own. I follow through – sometimes to a fault.
9. I am terrified of confrontation, and will even compromise my own feelings/wellbeing in order to please other people.
10. Nothing says how you feel, more than your actions.
Wouldn’t it be something if we all wore our deepest, most hidden feelings on our sleeves?
I think sometimes it’s important to take an inventory of who you are, what’s inside your heart, and where you’re really at.
The biggest part of my recovery from anorexia has been believing that the messy, broken, real Caralyn is worthy of love. And I think sometimes it’s important to take a proverbial look in the mirror and have a come to Jesus moment with yourself.
Because we’re all works in progress. God is working on my heart – shaping it, molding it – into one that is His.
And I think what I need to remember most here, is that yes – it is easy to write all those things on an anonymous blog, but letting others into those personal things is quite frankly, terrifying.
But that girl – the young woman with that laundry list of things she’d rather no one see – she is worth loving. All of her. The proof is on the Cross.
I guess this was just a reminder for me this morning. Maybe you needed to hear it too.
What’s one thing you would wear on your sleeve?
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