‘But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ‘ 2 Corinthians 12: 9, NIV
If I am to fully embrace who I am, I must forget the standards of those around me and instead embrace who He says I am. The honest truth is that I can live in despair regarding the gap between what I am lied to about perfection, or I can accept myself as He accepts me. He sees me through the blood of Jesus, He loves me when I am most unlovable, and He looks beyond my faults and sees my needs. All those imperfections that are so visible to me are of little consequence to Him.