We are always fooling ourselves into thinking we are worse or better than we really are, aren't we? It seems I am constantly working to get past the lies of the impostor self, see myself as Beloved and know that anything that exists outside the realm of who I am in Christ is smoke and mirrors, dust and ashes, baloney. Something tells me I will be working on this for a very long time.
In his song, "To God Alone", Aaron Shust asks the question: Can you use me as I am? I find such hope and comfort in this question, this reminder that we are all in the same boat.
This song came out when I was 5 years old. My mom used to listen to it all the time. I had no idea that it would turn out to be so relevant to me now, 25 years later.