May 7, 2015 by Jen Cudmore
When our marriage is hanging over the edge of a cliff, we often feel like a complete and utter failure as a human being.
But God doesn’t see us that way.
Over the past year God has been teaching me who I really am. And what I am not.
I am not a terrible person because I didn’t do everything right in my marriage.
I am not a terrible woman because a few people have looked down their nose at me in judgement for my mistakes.
I’m not a terrible employee because my work has suffered due to my lack of focus and temporary memory loss.
I am not a terrible mom because I’ve been too overwhelmed with my troubles to properly meet all my children’s needs.
I am not a terrible wife because my husband doesn’t seem to appreciate me, doesn’t have anything nice to say about me, and some days, would rather be anywhere but by my side.
Because Jesus washed away our sins when He died on the cross, I am a new creature – I am no longer bound by the shame of my mistakes or the judgement from others. I am a free person, passionately loved by God, yet still a work-in-progress. And that means I am not a failure.
I am not the sum of what other people think of me.
I am exactly who God created me to be: His child.
Let me tell you a little bit about my friend Lara, who created the community called Moms of Faith.
She recently went through a divorce and has now become a single mother. Her faith in herself as a mom and a woman was greatly shaken by the ordeal – a state many of us can relate to.
Right now she is posting a series on her site called “You Are Significant“, and I encourage you to check out her posts!
We are Salt and Light
We are a Branch from the Vine
We are Seated With Christ
We are God’s Temple
You are not a failure! I’ll talk more about who God says we are in a later post.
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