Come As You Are

My mantra lately to myself has been "come as you are." 

Sometimes we feel like we need to wear a disguise in order to hide our imperfections, struggles, and difficult seasons. All this does is burden you and attack you with feelings of guilt, self-pity, and confusion. 

Coming as you are, is showing up as your honest self. This disguise is often an internal one. You shield yourself from accepting and realizing what you are going through. Don't do that! Be honest with yourself: this is tough, that hurt my feelings, I can do better. By doing this, you are allowing yourself to be you. You are opening yourself up so God can move through you and renew you with His perfect love and peace. 

Come as you are. With an open heart, ready to have God's love and goodness do wonders in you.