I had a hard time with this one. I had found this "favorite quote" on Pinterest a few months back and I hesitated for such a long time to even consider posting this.
I had always been taught that it could be interpreted as arrogant, conceited and frivolous to say that I liked myself. I'm stripping that off. That mockery is done.
A few weeks ago I had the courage to finally share this simple, but powerful statement. It's freeing to share this exclamation.
I like me.
I like that I've released myself from a place of contrite criticism of myself.
I like what I am seeing God consistently correct in me.
I like that I have given up places, circumstances and seasons I previously needed to control.
I like the healing that God has brought to me, my spirit and my hope.
I like that I'm growing through failures, weakness and fears - everyday.
I like the strength that surprises me, when I see His Holy Spirit direct me - quietly and quickly.
I like the choices I've made to trust what He has asked of me.
I like the hard days, hard relationships and hard decisions, I didn't think I could come through, or step away from - His grace was there.
I like me, knowing without His Word and His presence, I am nothing.
I like that I am sweetly His, still learning to be His.
It's simple. I like WHAT I'm becoming. I like WHO I am becoming, more of His! It's good (and painful, hilarious, exhilarating, adventurous, a little scarry too), to see what God is growing. I'll take it. Every detail.
It's OK for me to like me. It's OK to give myself a chance. It's OK for me to watch Him create a better me, and consider it good. I like me, because I'm His.
I want Him to be seen. I want His love to be known.
What are you becoming?
What is holding you back?
What do you like about you?
Answering these three questions can share a lot about your story. What pieces are hard for you to answer?
Continuously Becoming ...