For the One Who Isn’t “Fine” Today

You don’t have to be “fine” today. Set down the expectations. Release the checklists in your mind. The ones that say things like “act like you’re fine” and “get it all done.” Those are not the scripts the Creator of your soul has written for your story.

No, his words sound more like…

You are loved no matter what.
Your work doesn’t determine your worth.
You are allowed to be human.

You are loved no matter what. Your work doesn’t determine your worth. You are allowed to be human.

Life is not meant to be a high-pressure tightrope. It’s meant to be a walk of grace. One with room for stumbles and setbacks, detours and delays. It has a wide shoulder where you can sit down for awhile. It has no speed limit or performance police who will give you a ticket for going too fast or too slow.

You are allowed to be as you are today. There is no standard you must meet, no test you must pass, no invisible row of judges scoring how well you’re doing.

Your belovedness is secure. It doesn’t fluctuate like a stock or change like the weather. It is anchored in the heart of the God whose promises never fail, who always keeps his word, who has said he will never leave or forsake you.

Being “okay” is not what he is requiring of you today. He only asks that you believe—and part of that is trusting you are always loved.

You are always loved.
On the days you are happy.
On the days you are sad.
On the days you feel strong.
On the days you feel weak.
On the days when you are okay.
On the days when you are not.

There are no exceptions, no limitations, no fine print or asterisks in the contract. You are loved as much on your worst day as you are on your very best. It is time to let your soul rest.

I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39, NLT



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About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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