You wrap your arm around her. “Don’t be so hard on yourself. Look at how much you’ve grown. You’re brave.”

And then when you mess up, you say, “What a screw up. Why can’t I get it right? What’s wrong with me?”

What if we gave the same grace to ourselves that we gave to others? It might look like this:

Yes, today was not a perfect day, but am I trying to achieve perfection? Or am I simply following in the footsteps of Christ. Loving Him. Listening for that voice. And when I stumble? Getting back up and asking that His grace not only cover me, but show me a better way. Helping me to learn through the stumbles.

To live free: Give yourself the same grace that you give others.

Scripture: Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 2 Cor 12:9 (NLT)

Just You and God: Focus on the first part of that verse. “My grace is all you need.” Let it sink in.