My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

Day 10…I’m So Un-

Unimportant, unloved, unworthy, unattractive, un, un, un.

It’s a track that’s on repeat and I’m tired of listening.

photo credit: tumblr

photo credit: tumblr

So here’s the key: I have to shut it off.

And the kicker: I will have to do it more than once.

Why? Because we gravitate toward what is familiar. We’re drawn to things that we are used to, even if they are not good for us.

It’s like that favorite sweatshirt in the back of my closet. It doesn’t matter why I got it or where it came from, but it’s perfectly worn. Actually, it’s a little too worn. It’s stained and has holes. It is worn through in spots. Honestly, it’s a crappy sweatshirt as far as sweatshirts go, but I keep going back to it because familiar is so comfortable.

Maybe it’s time to be uncomfortable.

Nothing new will ever become comfortable if you don’t use it. And not just once, but over and over again.

This idea that I am not my past. This idea that I am worthy of a future. This is uncomfortable. It looks great on a shelf, but man is it hard to wear. The only way it will get easier is to keep doing it.

It’s like we keep reading yesterday’s news because we know it so well. We know how the story goes. What to expect. What will happen. But God never said He’d give us all the answers. He said He is the answer.

So, let’s put down the newspaper, put on that new uncomfortable sweatshirt and say, “I am worthy.” Let’s say it now and keep saying it until it’s perfectly comfortable.


Figure out how to get more comfortable by clicking below.

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About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

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