I was thinking, "Why do we beat ourselves up for our lack of perfection before God?" Maybe I believe different than most, but if God made me who I am, how I am and God makes no mistakes, then:
I am perfect.
There is nothing about me that is wrong.
I totally and completely embrace who I am
Because God made me the way I am
It is because of the circumstances in life that he has put before me that I have
the personality that I have,
It is because of the gifts He has bestowed upon me that I have
the talents I have,
He has a purpose for me and I am going with it completely.
Do I embrace my sinfulness? No, but I will not punish myself when I fall to sin. Who am I to punish myself when God has forgiven me? Jesus has already paid for my sins, which I am grateful for.
God uses my sins to teach me, help me grow into who he wants me to become. So, instead of beating myself up, I will take these lessons as opportunities to become the Christian that I want to be.