God has been showing me just how much I depend on the approval of others to establish my value. This is clearly out of God’s plan. This has been something we have been working on for a while, but I realized recently that it has a HUGE impact on me–more than I realized.

So this morning, I had to laugh. I was pouring out my heart to God in my journal and realized I had written the following:

“I have been so caught up in my performance. I clearly need to get my act together about that.”

HA! Even my solution is about performance!

I am so thankful that God is patient with me.

Now the Lord is the Spirit,
and where the Spirit of the Lord is,

there is freedom.
And we, who with unveiled faces
all reflect the Lord’s glory,
are being transformed into his likeness
with ever-increasing glory,

which comes from the Lord,
who is the Spirit.

– 2 Corinthians 3:17-18