Sometimes we look too hard to “find ourselves” when we were never really lost in the first place.

We search for our inner beings,
Our thoughts.
Our voices…
And our feelings.

But all the while they haven’t really been anywhere at all.

They’ve just been tucked under layers of doubt, confusion, hurt, disappointment, bewilderment, disillusion, anger, dissatisfaction.

And we think we can no longer see them, feel them and know them.

We think that we are always entitled to clarity and transparency in our lives.
And that things should not require intellectual and emotional focus.

Instead, it should all be “easy.”

We just need to begin the process of removing the layers to find what we have been desperately searching for.

And then we will realize that it was still there all along.

We’ll find our strength beneath our fears…Once we “let go and let God.”

We’ll find our happiness once we release our pain.

We’ll find ways to forgive others once we have mastered forgiving ourselves.

We’ll find success once we recognize how to learn from our failures.

We’ll find love once we know how to give love.

We’ll find self-empowerment once we relinquish any commitments to the mental enslavement of mediocrity.

We’ll discover the depths of our souls when we find the breadth of our spirits.

And we will find strength once we understand our struggle for significance.

We just need to learn how to be “still.”

We just need to learn how to be “obedient” to God’s Word.

And we just need to learn to trust ourselves to trust in God.

Let me say it again…

“We just need to learn to trust ourselves to trust in God.”

Once we are secure with leaning on our shields grace, faith, mercy, and God, whatever we have been searching for will be revealed to us.

And we’ll discover that it has never really been lost at all.

Lesson: Everything you need and all that you are is already within you. You just have to look behind the mask you may be wearing.

 

 

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