I always take far too much ownership and responsibility for my life. Jesus owns my life. My life belongs to him. He’ll do everything.
I criticize myself for not doing enough, but truthfully I could never do enough for God. I criticize myself for not being completely pure of heart, and not caring enough about something, but my heart could never be pure enough for God.
God is in control of where I go, what I do, how I feel, what happens to me. If I worked very hard and did a million things right, it would be nothing without Jesus. It’s because Jesus stands before me, that God can accept me. What Jesus does with my life is what will bring me closer to God. It’s not me alone — it does not rest on my shoulders. God cares that I try, but if I don’t try hard enough I won’t be breaking a rule and letting God down.
It’s not on my shoulders. My path, my journey, my direction, is out of my hands. It’s not about meeting a perfect standard, or being “good” enough. I’ll never be good enough. Jesus is doing everything — he’s controlling my pain, my struggles, my situation. It’s he who takes me where I need to be. It’s him. I’ll never be good enough. I’m loved, and cared for. Jesus owns my life. My life belongs to him.
~ Mona Hanna ~