loosen up

unfinished work

unfinished work

I remember my first art class in watercolor. My attempts were disasters and the person next to me was amazing. He shocked me when he said, “I want my work to be looser, like yours is.”

We compare too much.

We often demean ourselves in the guise of humility and modesty but what we are frequently doing is telling God that He made us as junk.

He said we were very good, made in His image, reflecting His glory.

But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.
2 Corinthians 3:16-18 NLT

Lord – forgive us – help us to see ourselves and others as You see them.

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2 thoughts on “loosen up

  1. That’s always been a hard line for me to walk. It seems the verses that were exampled to me more were the ones about not thinking more highly of yourself and thinking better of others. Putting others first and yourself last we sang, I am understanding more the balance but the practice is still challenging. Thanks for this reminder.

    • I know what you mean – then I had a hard time with “love others as you love yourself”. I started to realize I didn’t know how to love myself…until I understand Him more and Him in me! I’m actually likable to me now! Renewing….day by day….thanks for sharing your processes too.

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