For as long as I can remember, I've been the hardest critic of myself! I've always been way harder on myself than gentle so that's why I chose gentle as my oneword365 this year.
Being gentle with ones self is an obstacle in and of its self! It is so difficult! But I'm finding myself attempting to be more gentle with myself!
Recently I found myself trying to live this out---After some great girl talk, I mustarded up the courage to have a conversation with a dear friend than I needed to have. It was one of the most difficult conversations I've had in my life! But I needed to do it for myself! As the conversation unfolded, I definitely was feeling fear but I also wanted to do it for myself! I felt myself saying be gentle (with yourself) as we talked!
I was surprised by the gentleness and peace that came over me after that conversation. I am finding there is something so holy about being gentle with ones self! In the midst of this gentleness I am reminded that Gods grace is sufficient!!