Stop Trying to Prove Yourself

Helpful words here from Jonathan Dodson on how to stop trying to prove yourself to God and others.  Here's a summary of his thoughts gleaned from Tim Chester's book, You Can Change:

  • We don’t’ have to seek approval from [Others] because are approved by grace in Christ.
  • We don’t have to perfect [Ourselves] because imperfect people cling to a perfect Christ.
  • We don’t have to impress [God] because Jesus impressed him for us.

I would only add that the starting point in this process is coming to a place of brokenness.  When we are broken and laid bare before God we can then move into the reality of who we are as Christ's beloved bride.