Overcomer is officially birthed! Woo hoo! Praising God and so thankful for each of you!
And I’m over at Elisa Morgan’s blog today, Really, writing about the shame of not feeling enough:
“I remember running for the first time with a college boyfriend.
‘Canâ€™t your feet move any faster?’ he asked.
They couldnâ€™t, actually. I was new to running.
I didnâ€™t know I would improve with time and patience and years of practice.
‘Donâ€™t be discouraged if you never get any better.’ He said, I think he was genuinely trying to encourage me.
‘Some people are runners. Itâ€™s in their genes. Others, like you, just arenâ€™t.’
I believed him for a long time. I was officially classified; defined in terms of being not something. If he was a runner, I was a non- runner, a non-athlete, a non- anything.
I went home after that humiliating first attempt at jogging, and wrote down a listâ€”a litany of my lifeâ€”a justification of my worth.
That list, it was full: I’d been in love. Iâ€™d seen Bob Dylan in concert. I memorized the Henry V prologue. I backpacked through Great Britain. I loved theater. I had a great family. I loved Christmas and beauty and literature.
I read it to him under the stars that night. All of it saying, ‘Love me. Want me. See me. Think Iâ€™m something. Be okay with me even though I canâ€™t keep up with you…’
You can read the rest here.Â
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As always, may you live shamelessly!