When we are broken, need rest and healing God desires for us to come to him. To lay our cares, concerns, fears, guilt and shame at His feet to receive forgiveness, love and healing. We are all broken, yet fully loved just as we are. After all you are God’s beloved child; as God’s child, his love for you is pure unconditional love.
God is love. His pure unconditional love is impossible to fully comprehend because we are incapable of pure love. Yes we love unconditionally; but not pure love that is devoid of judgments, expectations, experiences and more that subconsciously or consciously prevent us from understanding, giving and receiving love to ourselves and others.
When ask for forgiveness it’s important to accept God’s forgiveness and to forgive yourself. While God immediately forgives us, we are slow to forgive ourselves. When you forgive yourself you’re able to let go of the burdens that bind you and hold you back from fully living and fully loving. God is pure love and his forgiveness is complete; He asks that you let yours be the same.
Wherever you are in life no matter what your circumstances are; know that you are love, loved and lovable. Take comfort knowing God’s story is already written for your life and it is beautiful. In Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” There is hope, do not be overwhelmed; put your faith in God and allow His plan for your life to unfold.
All the good and bad things that have happened, happened for a reason. It’s only when we look within and seek understanding that we can learn the lessons they were to teach us. Ultimately these events, especially the gut wrenching defining moments in our lives; are to bring us closer to God, make us stronger, deepen our compassion for others and prepare us to fulfill our life’s purpose.
Good and bad must coexist – without night we cannot have day, without the pain of childbirth we cannot give life, without losing love we cannot fully appreciate love. To understand the lessons from the peaks and valleys of life, give serious thought to and answer questions like: What is the greater good that can come from the bad, the broken, the heartbreaking events that have happened in my life? How have they shaped me into the person I am today? Ultimately how can these events and lessons learned help me move forward to fulfill my purpose in life?
Having spent years seeking and understanding my life’s purpose, in the process I learned how important it is for all of us to fulfill our purpose. As I fulfill my purpose, I allow others to fulfill theirs and the same is true for you. We are all one, here to help one another. What is your life’s purpose? What is holding you back from understanding your purpose or preventing you from moving forward to fulfill your life’s purpose?
From my experience many times it is childhood traumas or other past traumas that holds us back. It’s important to truly believe you are not your past; you are not what happened to you. Allow those experiences to shape you, but don’t let them own you, control you or define you. You can choose a different story, the story that enables you to become the person who is capable of fulfilling your purpose. Embrace what happened in your past, understand the lessons, forgive others and yourself, let go and move forward to create your new story.
The world is broken, we are broken but there is forgiveness, there is hope, there is pure unconditional love. There is a loving Father who understands and patiently waits for us to come home so He can embrace us, love us and care for us. Know you are worthy of God’s pure unconditional love just as you are; go to Him, go to your Father and believe with confidence when you ask for forgiveness you are completely forgiven. Then when you’re ready to step into your greatness and take your rightful place as a beloved child of God, He will be waiting with open arms to welcome you home with pure unconditional love.