Today the Make-up is coming off... Because I know that I am Accepted!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

 
 
A whirlwind in my mind....so much to say, so little time... But here goes!  Today the make-up comes off...(figuratively speaking) because It has finally sunk into my brain (more so my heart) that I am accepted:) I am making  a commitment to myself to "Be Me" from this day forward!  No more hiding behind smiles, no more being quiet because I am scared of what people might think of me....no more:)   Wow! I never really realized until today the struggle I have been having with rejection.  More specifically the "Fear of Rejection"... I am not really sure why but, I have always been scared to be myself....for those who really know me I can "really be me". Until today, most people I socialize with wouldn't even know I was silly, love "almost" burnt popcorn or that I suffer from "analysis paralysis" (over-analyzing) everything! (lol)- unless they really know me and are part of my stamp of approval group that I know will not judge me. I have always built these extremely high walls around myself , and would only let the really close and trusted family and friends in to see Little Miss Rapunzel.  But God has been ever so gently drawing me out of my shell, encouraging me to let my hair down and peeling the layers of hurt from me. I am   so greatlful that He is still working on me! I am so thankful today that with God through Christ....I know I am accepted! In the days to come For 2013, I hope to reflect and share with you the process of how God has brought and is bringing me in so many ways from Pain to Painter:)



BTW- One of my bestest friends Tara from Missouri told me about "The House of Belonging" and I just fell in love with her work. Especially this plaque above...If you get a chance stop in her amazing shop!

19 comments:

  1. Way to go Kelly!! Knowing that 'While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' is so comforting and encouraging,...that if He loved me enough then... He loves me deeply now!

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    1. So trye and Thank you so much for the encouragement Mary:))

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  2. Paint what you see in this acceptance and people will catch the light from your heart.

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    1. Thank you Julie! I will treasure this wisdom!

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  3. excellent! it is who we are in Him that makes us extraordinary.
    it is so magically freeing to know that we are forgiven, accepted, redeemed and the we belong to Him.
    loved this post.
    many blessings.

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  4. I am sure you feel somewhat relieved and happy to let the "real you" be free. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I sure do! Thank you so much Loretta for stopping by:)

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  5. Hope you'll keep hold of this new feeling - for good! Life is too short to keep worrying!

    Dropping by from the Etsy Blogging Buddies team in order to Follow you: invite you to return to my site sometime soon.

    Isobel: www.ColdhamCuddliescalling.blogspot.com.

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  6. Hi Kelly thanks so much for sharing! What a blessing to be chosem, accepted, and redeemed.

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  7. Love your honesty, and thanks for being vulnerable with us. Can't wait to hear more of your journey.

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  8. haha lately I have been finding a lot of kelly christines! so weird. ;P take care!

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  9. by the way your work is amazing. love the seahorse painting so much! xo

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    1. Thank you sweet Kelly:) Did you know your name Kelly means warrior women? and Christne means follower of Christ:) I love names and thier meanings:)

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  10. Great post! It is hard to be ourselves in front of strangers. I was always shy, but time has changed that in me. With our Lord and your effort to be yourself, you will become a beautiful reflection of His love! Bravo!

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