I am a follower and firm supporter of a movement called People of the Second Chance. Their core message is: A scandal seeking to overthrow judgment, liberate love and live a life that rebels with grace for everyone.
You can follow them on Twitter here: @potsc
Their most recent campaign is one that resonates so deeply where i am in this moment of my life. Labels lie. People look at me and my situations and want to label me, and if i let them it could break me. Every day i have to fight with my self not to accept the lie that I am going to be 25 years old, and have nothing to show for it except brokenness and failures. I could let people tell me that I am damaged goods, i could let society tell me I am worthless, not to be valued and I am nothing more than second hand trash. I could let society tell me that i am quitter and i don’t try hard enough. I could listen to “society” tell me I am not beautiful enough,or not skinny enough.
But I don’t live by society’s standards. I DON’T have to accept their labels. I know that the God I serve sees me as the beautiful person he created me to be… I no longer have to starve myself to meet an ideal, because I already AM His Ideal. I know that he loves me more than any man ever could, and his love for me is not reliant on his mood, or the things that have or have not done. I don’t have to cut my wrists anymore just to relieve my pain, because He has already taken all my hurts and all my heartbreak and He has already healed me.. i just have to walk in it. I don’t have to stay in a place that is not healthy for me, just because of what people may say…because God wants me to be happy healthy and whole. He wants nothing but the best for me.
If i live my life worrying about people will think or say about me, it will kill me.
I live my life to give Glory to the one who saved me, to thank him for all that He has done, and to just be able to hear those words one day.”well done, my good and faithful servant”
I will be faithful to His word, and His will in my life, even though unfaithfulness surrounds me at every turn. I will never let go of the promises of God in my life.
To Him I AM a treasure & His beloved.
And that is the only label I need to accept.