Permission to Celebrate

I don’t have the greatest track record, honestly. If you don’t believe me – ask my family! I’m sure they would love to go over a long list of don’ts I have completed but I’m sure I have a couple more mistakes up my sleeve! But because of my track record, it made me scared to celebrate any of my accomplishments, even if it carried huge importance.

For instance, I wanted a baby shower. No matter how foolish it may sound to have a baby shower on your THIRD child. This was something I needed because it was something I never had. Eventually when you want something for so long that want turns into a deprived feeling. Also, I wanted a housewarming. No matter how many failed leases I may have had in the past this one was important because it represented a new beginning.

I started to notice that I was my own worse critic. I stopped myself from enjoying life-changing moments because I felt like I didn’t deserve them. I learned that this was simply a trick of the enemy attempting to steal my joy.

I am a child of God. I am royalty. I am worthy of the gifts from heaven.

The amazing thing about serving an almighty God is that your past doesn’t affect who you are. You are forgiven. The enemy does not have control over God’s grace. You have permission to be awesome, to be loved, and to enjoy life in his name.

Ecclesiastes 3:13

Also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil- this is God’s gift to man.

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  1. houstonphotojourney

    You should always celebrate your victories in life and every baby is a gift from God so why wouldn’t your family and friends want to celebrate that baby! Tons of failures are usually the case before success – means you’re not a quitter! Oh you struck a bit of a nerve with me on this one 😊…don’t you ever let ANYONE steal your joy!! You keep moving forward my friend and even when you fail remember it’s all about not giving up and trying harder next time. God wants us to succeed just sometimes he routes us in different paths. You celebrate you!!!

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