The Truth About You
Today I woke up realizing that I hadn't worked ahead like I've grown accustomed to doing over the past few months, and the Daily Devo wasn't written.
Typically, what arrives in your inbox on a daily basis is written the day before---or if it's Monday, a few days before.
And to give you an idea as to how I am wired, this means I woke up feeling a bit like I had failed, and when I say a bit... I mean a lot. I don't get it, but that's how it is.
The accusing voices that whisper to me in my head (we all have them), were telling me that I was lazy, I should have been more prepared, that whatever I wrote today was going to be terrible because I was rushing it...
So in response, I decided to write about it.
You see, every one of us has to decide in the end whether we are going to believe the accusing voices that try desperately to bring us down, or the Voice of the One who knows us better than we know ourselves.
Because the Voice of the One (and I'm talking about God here), speaks words of life over us. The Voice of the One tells us that we are beloved, cherished, claimed, restored, redeemed and filled with glorious purpose.
I wrote down a quote from Richard Rohr the other day because it inspired me, and I want to share it now because it speaks right into what I'm trying to say:
You (and every other created thing) begin with a divine DNA, an inner destiny, as it were, an absolute core that knows the truth about you, a blue-print tucked away in the cellar of your being, an imago Dei that begs to be allowed, to be fulfilled, and to show itself.How much do you love that? You have divine DNA within that you "knows the truth about you." Screw those whispering accusers! They know nothing of who you really are.
And when they come to you whispering lies and innuendo... telling you that you are not good enough... that you have failed... that you will never be enough...
Tell them to go to hell. Because that's where they came from, and they should be more comfortable there. Come on! There's someone out there who felt that Good News this morning and said "Amen!"
May this be so for you today and every day. May you live into your divine purpose, and let your true self lead they way. And may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always. Amen.