Jun 7, 2023 filed under Faith, Love, Prayer.

Woman looking quizzical

On too many days I measure my worth by the undone items on my to-do list. And they fester as a kind of low-grade fever in my soul that keeps me from enjoying what I have done.

I told a mentor yesterday that I loved checking in with her because it kept me from feeling like I was drowning with all that needs to be done in building my business. She said, “Why are you drowning yourself?”


I realized that the sinking feeling of not having done enough, of not having been enough had become a habit that played right into the enemy’s hands. My feeling of failure didn’t track with reality. I had been focusing too much on what I’m not instead of who I am—and whose I am.

I had forgotten that my identity is God’s love for me. And that there is nothing in the world I have to do to earn His infinite love.

All the time I was “drowning myself,” I was drowning out the eternal word of love that God was speaking to me.


Time for a reality check. Time to focus back on who we are in God’s eyes. His opinion is the only one that matters, and his view of us is always based on a greater love than we can imagine.

Take that, to-do list!

Let me pass along some truth that made the lie of inadequacy fade away like fog when the sun comes out.

Jeremiah 31:3:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”

1 John 3:1
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!”

Romans 5:8
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Titus 3:4-5
When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.”

Colossians 3:12
“You are the people of God; He loved you and chose you for His own.”

Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” 

and my favorite:

Psalm 149:4
“For the Lord takes delight in his people.”

So there we have it from the mouth of God Almighty, who rejoices over us with singing and who doesn’t just put up with us or or sit around waiting for us to mess up—he takes delight in us, every moment of every day. Join me in bringing that to mind when thoughts of unworthiness start to creep in from an unfinished to-do list!

Love always,

15 Responses to “What God is Saying About You Behind Your Back”

  1. Ellen Velasquez

    Thank you, this is the reminder that I need so much. I tend to feel like my glass is half empty moist of the time.

  2. Cindy

    Thank you, Rose! I needed to hear this today. God bless!

  3. Patricia Cathleen Weems

    The miracle is that, sometimes, I don’t love myself! Yet, He delights in me? Truly wonderous! Thank you, Father God!

  4. Annamae

    God always with me holding me with His strong hands filled with love for me. Thank you Lord

  5. Deleen ALLEY

    Thank you so very much Rose for posting this. I never feel good enough and beat myself up everday.
    This was so needed.

  6. Tom Roberts

    Delight. I haven’t heard that word in some time, especially in this context. Great grist for thought. I can live off that, at least until your next blog.

  7. Kathy Walls

    Very much loved this refreshing post!! Thank you, Rose

  8. Mary Anderson

    Oh big Amen sister!!
    I’m in your boat! I was sinking it myself! I had to step back and let God steer the boat!
    Doors are now opening naturally. Hang in there…he gave you your gifts to serve HIM, he won’t leave you stranded on Gilligan’s island!! 🤗

  9. Mary E Stroud

    How true are your reflectios. Thank you for sharing the fruit of your contemplation with us. You may remember Rose Marie Nathan f to om Mother of God Chapter. She just died this past week.

  10. Kathy

    Thank you for this Rose. It’s hard for me to remember throughout the course of the day, that shod is with me.

  11. Lucy Edwards

    Rose, thank you for such wonderful scriptures as everything that comes from you lights up my energy, my thinking, since my health is not 100%. I look forward for my daily readings, listen to gospel music and know that my Lord guides me 24/7. Thank you and God Bless you.