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You Are Not the Sum of Your Mistakes

Originally Posted on Joy Comes in the Morning

I spoke with a friend recently who is going through some discouraging struggles. Issues of self-worth, identity, and some very pointed personal attacks on her character. I hurt for her, especially since I have gone through some of those same trials myself.

We all tend to be hard on ourselves. We are critical of our bodies, our choices, and our mistakes. And when someone else is piling on to that negative self-talk it can get overwhelming and demoralizing. But the Enemy loves it!

The Bible says that Satan “prowls around like a roaring lion, searching for someone to d