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“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” -Brené Brown

Ponder the Text: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. -Jeremiah 29:11 

Prompt for Thought: Where are you guilty of selling yourself short? How does Jeremiah 29:11 change that view?

Prayer for the Journey: God, when society tries to lock us into one way of being loved, accepted, and blessed, please remind us that you created us all to be unique. God, help us to see our current blessings as blessings, without comparison. God, help us to nurture the grass we have and to see it just as green as others. God, thank you for creating us fearfully and wonderfully. In Jesus’ name, Amen.