I understand how it feels when you're not at your best. Perhaps you feel flawed, unworthy, or hopeless. Maybe you feel sick, drained of energy, listless, or depressed. Or is it that you just feel so fat and ugly, and there's so much weight to lose you don't know where to start?
It may sound strange, but I believe, from experience, that we are supposed to make mistakes, fall off the wagon, and blow it from time to time. That's how we learn to do something different.
By falling, we learn to get up.
By not knowing answers, we look for truth.
By eating too much, we feel sick and eat less next time.
By feeling sick, we seek a remedy.
By feeling out-of-shape, weak, and in chronic physical pain we realize the need to move every day.
By losing touch with God, we reach out for something more.
I think the worst mistake of all is when I feel unimportant and unloved. I've lived through the lowest lows of self-esteem and I know if God didn't think I was important, I wouldn't be here. If I was not supposed to live, I wouldn't have awakened alive again today. My Creator loves me, and cares for me. That's evident because I am a part of nature; I belong.
The same's true for you, too, dear friend. It's evident that you are supposed to be here, and that you are loved and cared for by your creator. If you were not, surely you would not be alive again today, reading this.