Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Failure Notice

Maybe it's just me, but when I get one of those "failure notices" in my inbox I feel like it's telling me (again)how I've failed. I'm so insecure that I take it personally. I've also had so many people tell me (or my husband) over the past ____ years the many ways in which we've failed. Every time some "well meaning" person comes along to talk to him (or me) about something, [it seems like] it's just another "failure notice".
It may seem silly to someone else who is secure in who they are. I'm learning (albeit slowly!) to just rest in what the Lord says about me. The verse that comes to mind [nearly] every time I open an email that says "failure notice" is this verse. "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus". (Romans 8:1)
The truth is I have failed in so many ways, but God has accepted me because of what Jesus Christ has done for me. I stand in Him complete, accepted, adopted by Him. Thank God that He doesn't give me a failure notice...ever.


Maureen said...

The sad thing is that the people who think you and Jim are wonderful and doing fabulous things are too quiet....WE need to become a bit LOUDER in this discussion.

ps. love this post too...I have that same feeling when I get those messages :(

Jeano said...

Thanks, Maureen!