Date someone you aren’t afraid to disappoint because with them, you no longer have to prove anything. Beside them, you no longer have to worry about being somebody else. Who you are is already enough for them.
I can’t forgive myself for believing the lies you told me.
Being a son or daughter of Christ is your identity.
It’s easy to forget we aren’t indestructible.
And as intense as those feelings were on one end of the spectrum that’s how great it was on the other end. Because it wasn’t just bad.
Revenge does nothing but break your heart even further. But choosing to forgive, to let go, to stop worrying so much about getting even and instead embracing what lies ahead of you—you are brought back into the light again.
You are not worth less in the moments when you feel worthless. At your very lowest point, God still loves you.
Be gentle. Gentle with yourself because there is only so much beating your little heart can take.
Forgive yourself for failing everyday. But do not be afraid of failure.
They didn’t know that I was being physically abused at home and the reason I wore turtlenecks in 90-degree heat was to hide bruises around my neck. They didn’t know anything.