There are times in life when you don’t handle a situation correctly, say the right things or you just act totally awkward. I think we can all relate to these, “I’m an idiot moments.”
It’s funny how quickly we criticize and are mean to ourselves. I realized this the hard way recently when I said something I immediately regretted. I felt like an idiot and started beating myself up for it. Shortly after this started I slammed on the breaks (not literally…in my mind) and made myself pause and these thoughts came to me.
I’m learning that even when I seemingly mess things up, (awkward moments, being too vocal, wrong timing, ect., ect.,) having grace for myself and loving myself well is a huge deal.
No matter how old I am, I will never have it all figured out and I will always be learning. But if I want the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control) to be evident in my life I must first practice them on an internal level with myself.
A tree with beautiful fruit isn’t dead internally, it bares healthy fruit because it has healthy roots. I want the fruits in my life to be over flowing out of a place that’s been practiced on an internal level.
I have to trust that even if I do seemingly mess things up, Gods grace and faithfulness are big enough to align these things with his plan for my life. I am not personally powerful enough to throw off Gods whole plan for the world by saying or doing one wrong thing.
All that to say, be kind to yourself today. Don’t say something to yourself that you wouldn’t verbalized to someone you love.