Take The Pressure Off
As women we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect, to have things all together all the time. When in reality those are unrealistic expectations for anyone. Yet we put those standards on ourselves daily and it leaves us feeling like we aren't good enough or even depressed.
I know these feelings all too well because as much as I don't like to admit it, I am a perfectionist and an over thinker. I get upset if my hair and makeup don't look flawless, I obsess over my company being perfect and I even try to put on a really good front before God that I have everything all together. Instead of coming before Him with my brokenness, I try to stand before Him like some supernatural human that can handle herself.
I don't know what battle you are facing whether it be comparison, materialism, perfectionism or a slew of other things but I do know we can take the pressure off. Jesus never meant for it to be there in the first place. He wants us to come as we are, to give ourselves grace for today and to live our lives in a way that is honoring to Him.
The day He went to the cross He bought us our freedom from any insecurity, any shame, and any self doubt. We can be confident in knowing that even when things are messy and even when our lives are broken that He is holding it all together. He is making our crooked path, straight.
I could go on for days about what we deal with on a daily basis as women but instead I would rather encourage you with truth. His Word is the only thing that can set you free from whatever is entangling you, I can only encourage to seek that freedom.
Here are some of my favorite scriptures that I pray encourage you to take a step toward finding freedom in Him.
Come As You Are:
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Anxiety Be Gone:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the PEACE of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Freedom in Jesus:
“It is for FREEDOM that Christ has set us free. STAND FIRM, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
“I will walk about in FREEDOM,
for I have sought out your precepts.”
Peace that Passes Understanding:
“You will keep in PERFECT PEACE
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they TRUST in You.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
If you truly want to take the pressure off and set free from whatever you are bound by the Word of God is where you will find that freedom.
Praying that each of you will find your identity, security, self worth, value, and ultimately your freedom in Jesus alone. The world cant give you what Jesus can, run to Him, His arms are wide open.
In His Love