There’s a difference between knowing God loves you and KNOWING God’s love for you.
I used to think that God’s love for me was based on my performance…needless to say, I spent a lot of days feeling unloved.
I used to think that God loved and favored me more if I could muster up enough faith to overcome…I felt inadequate most of the time.
I used to think that it was up to me to be strong enough, bold enough, disciplined enough etc. to overcome…the feeling of failure took a place of residence inside my heart.
I used to think that I needed to make myself love God more to overcome my failures…the feeling of unworthiness washed over me, almost daily.
Here’s what I have discovered since then:
My thinking was all wrong because I didn’t really KNOW that God loved me, unconditionally. I knew it but I didn’t believe it.
My problem was never my lack of faith or lack of love for God; it was my focus. I was focusing on me. I was focusing of my abilty, my strength and my love. This is why I always felt like I was wanting.
If you can relate to this, I have good news. There is nothing wrong with you. You just need to learn to shift your focus from YOU to HIM.
The only way to truly overcome the issues above is to understand and receive a deeper revealtion about this…
“We love Him, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
As we learn to focus on His love for us, the overflow of that love will spill into our lives and we will soon find that what we used to work so hard for in the flesh, is now being produced with no self-effort, in the spirit.
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BIO: Daveda Schmidlin is a happy wife, mother, and grandmother. She is a speaker, teacher, author and former pastor who is passionate about the Gospel of Grace. Her message is sincere, encouraging, simple and profound. Her words will set people free from condemnation and will help usher them into a deeper revelation and understanding of God’s great love.