I am often unaware of my limitations, blithely believing my "good intentions" insure the happy reception of my efforts, no matter how ineffective or worse, damaging.
Frankly, I have to believe that people who profess to be perfect and flawless are actually terrified they are so horrible that if their true selves were known, they would be wholly unlovable. Or they are seriously mentally ill, rabidly believing that black is white and white is black until everything turns grey. Unfortunately, the more they embrace anger and fear and selfishness, the less they can imagine that God could ever love them as they truly are.
But this is not true. One of the most delightful things about the Bible is how really diversely broken and miserable and mean people are, but God keeps working on them and teaching them and repairing, renewing and redeeming them by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This is what I need to remember as I struggle and grow and begin to understand that God is SO POWERFUL that even my sins are easily squashed like bugs under the weigh of Christ's sacrifices for me.
God does not make junk. God does not love junk. Jesus did not die for junk. But God made us. God loves us. Jesus died for us. And God has a plan to take all the stuff that looks and feels like junk and repurpose it into lives of value and hope and joy. God is just that amazing.
Give the junk up to God today so He can begin showing you His amazing plan for your life and how all the pieces can be used for good going forward.
"Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26