I beat myself up for my failures and shortcomings. I wish I were perfect and that I never made mistakes. I compare myself to other people and find myself lacking in something. I don’t measure up. I worry about what people think of me.
I keep fighting the voices in my head that say I am not enough. The voices say I am the sum of all my failures and mistakes. They tell me that I am not sophisticated enough. I am not funny enough. I am not clever enough. I am not good enough. I am not enough.
God, remind me once again just who I am because I need to know.
I say I am unlovable. You say I am beloved.
I say I don’t fit in. You say I belong to you.
I say I am alone. You say you are with me. You will never leave me.
I say I am weak. You say I am strong.
I say that I am afraid. You say you are with me. You will help me. You will uphold me.
I believe. I believe. What you say of me, I believe.
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Inspired by Lauren Daigle’s song, You Say.