We’ve been making this way too hard.

Our relationship with our Heavenly Father was never meant to be about striving or trying to force ourselves into a mold of someone else’s making.

It’s a discovery process.

An adventure!

Am I saying that we throw up our hands and say, “Everything I do is okay. I don’t even have to try.”


We are simply looking at our relationship with God in a whole new way.

Now we’re listening for His voice rather than trying to fit in.

Now we’re celebrating how God made us and asking where that fits in His plan, rather than trying to be a clone of someone else.

Sure, we’re taking the harder paths of faith, but not to earn points, or look good or holy, but simply because God is leading us into deeper relationship, to freedom, to wholeness, shedding man-made layers along the way to discover who we are in Him.

It’s time to rest in the truth.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 ESV

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. Psalm 139:14 ESV

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ESV

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Matthew 10:30 ESV


As we end week one of #youandGod, would you consider leaving behind anything that has made your relationship with God complicated?

Q: What might that look like? Speak it out loud. Share it here. Let me know if I can pray with you.

Write a prayer in your journal praising Him for His love for you.

If you are struggling to rest in the truth, read the first chapter of The Mended Heart: God’s Healing for Your Broken Places {<–Click to read it free} which shares three ways you can rest in Jesus beginning today.  (Page 23-32)


Thank you to Rebecca Drake of bdrakephotography who gave permission to use her beautiful photo.