I was on a #gracetrip with my Darling Daughter last week. You can view the highlights over here on Instagram. It was so great to get home to my favorite males last night and also a joy to receive some good mail too.
Guess what? You have mail too! It’s a special letter to open today, right here, written for you.
Dear Tightly Wound Woman:
I know a secret that you carry…you don’t like feeling foolish. You fear what others think of you, of what they whisper behind your back, or behind closed doors. You don’t like to make mistakes. You often try to calculate all the factors and act in a way that minimizes criticism. You aim to be flawless because the fault-finders stir you up, spin you around, and leave you off-balance; feeling out of control.And, dear tightly wound woman, you do not like feeling out of control. You feel lost when you aren’t sure what the expectations are, so you strive to exceed them, so it won’t hurt so much.
Can I let you in on a secret of mine? What I say goes. And I sing love songs over you. I declare My affections in waves of grace, in lush pathways, and in morning light. I stamp My seal of approval upon your heart in the crimson red of My blood poured out for you.
Let them call you foolish because, guess what? I use the foolish things to shame the wise (see 1 Corinthians 1:27).
As you use your hand prints, your footprints, your heart beats, and your brain waves to know me and make me known, you are waltzing with wisdom.
You often tire yourself out because you are striving to earn My approval or trying to repay Me a debt that you owe.
Daughter, I delight in you and wisdom belongs to Me—an adorned beauty, at-the-ready, to instruct you. You do not have to dance alone. Simply ask and I will provide wisdom beyond measure. I give you Myself, My full attention, and My expert instruction.
Keep in step with My Spirit. Let Me gently guide you along the way. Don’t assume what the next step is. We may take it slow or sit down for a rest. We may do a two-step, a side-step, or a quick-step.
As you keep pace with Me the pressure on your shoulders will lighten as you learn the freedom found in following Me—your capable and accomplished Partner.
I love you.
In Me is true wisdom. You may feel like a fool as you stumble ungracefully, but, My grace, My perfection, will hold you.
I have chosen you. I have invited you here for this particular dance. I am enthralled with your beauty. The light of My Son and His affections for you make you shine.
Breathe in My wisdom as you lay down your insecurities. Let me lovingly lead as we waltz together.
I am here for you, always.
January: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Facing Fears
February: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Unrealistic Expectations
March: Dear Tightly Wound Woman: Deferred Hopes
Growing in Grace,
P.S. Today I’m linking up with friends as we explore His grace, truth and love. We’d love to have you join us as we grow!
Psalm 107:43 “Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD.”
What is your favorite verse about wisdom? I’d love to hear it in the comments below!