19.4.12

Performance

"I LOVE YOU regardless of how well you are performing. Sometimes you feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of My Love. No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will always be no. Your performance and My Love are totally different issues, which you need to sort out. I love you with an everlasting Love that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions. I have clothed you in My robe of righteousness, and this is an eternal transaction: Nothing and no one can reverse it. Therefore, your accomplishment as a Christian has no bearing on My Love for you. Even your ability to assess how well you are doing on a given day is flawed. Your limited human perspective and the condition of your body, with its mercurial variations, distort your evaluations.

Bring your performance anxiety to Me, and receive in its place My unfailing Love. Try to stay conscious of My loving Presence with you in all that you do, and I will direct your steps."

Jeremiah 31:3; Isaiah 61:10; Psalm 31:16; Psalm 107:8

from "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young

1 comment:

lauren said...

so good... this reminds me of something i just heard matt chandler say (he's on an "explicit gospel" tour with shane & shane and came to raleigh)... "it's not me at my worst that God has a problem with--it's me at my best. we need a righteousness that is better than our best day." it makes me so thankful for the grace i've received even though i can't begin to understand or deserve it.