Accepting the truth in life's struggles is empowering.
When I find myself struggling and disturbed in my life with anything, I have often quoted from memory the following words. They have always empowered me, leading me to examine the only thing I can change. If the words in italics do not apply, just remove or replace them.
"And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, It is because I find some person, place, thing, situation -- Some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, And I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes." *Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition p. 417, Copyright 1976 A.A.W.S. Inc.
Accepting who you are in Christ is beyond empowering.
I accept that in Christ I am:
Greatly loved by God - Ephesians 2:4 - Forgiven of all my sins - Ephesians 1:7
Free from the law of sin and death - Romans 8:2 - Righteous - Rom 5:19
Complete - Colossians 2:10 NASB - Justified - 1 Corinthians 6:11
Sanctified - Hebrews 10:10 NASB - Holy and without blame - Ephesians 1:4
Perfected - Hebrews 10:14 NASB
Have you accepted who you are in Christ today Christian?