Dear Inner Child,

I know you are afraid of many things. You are afraid that you are unlovable. Afraid that you can never do anything right. Afraid of failure and afraid of success. You fear getting to close to people and you fear the loneliness of isolation.

But child, just because people say mean things to you doesn’t mean they are true. You are loveable. You are loved so much that Jesus died to prove it to you. You are loved so much that the world stood still and the angels rejoiced when you accepted Christ. You are so valuable. You were created perfectly to be yourself. Who you are is enough. And when you find your purpose, don’t be afraid to chase it. Don’t be afraid of failure, because failure is just an opportunity to learn. Don’t be afraid of success because you deserve it. Work hard on you and in your career and earn it so you know you deserve it. Child, you don’t have to be afraid of people. Everyone is human. And yes, they will hurt you sometimes. But you will hurt them too. That connection is worth it though. Having someone see you, know you, care about you. There is nothing else like it. Stay connected. Value your relationships. Feed them as much as you can. Walk in kindness, love and forgiveness. Don’t fear being alone either. You are the best company you can keep. Pay attention to yourself. Your body, your mind, your desires, your pain. It’s all there to teach you about yourself. Being by yourself can be a place of solitude and rest, and it doesn’t have to be lonely. You are a lovely child and you deserve the world. So follow your heart, find your purpose, and be at peace. Come to know fear as a friend, faithful to warn, but not necessarily someone to be heeded at all times. Find your balance point and live there. My beautiful one, I love you. Grow and mature well.

 

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About Shannon Joy

I am a single mother of two incredible munchkins. I pray a lot, work a lot, learn a lot, volunteer a lot and tend to do a lot... I love my life. The past few years have been an incredible journey, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, I have made the choice to see challenges as opportunities and it makes me so much stronger than I ever thought possible. I love to write and paint and feel that being creative is my God-given talent. I am so excited to share my life and experiences with you. Although I am a diamond in the rough, I known that I am being chiseled and hewn by God's grace and my own perseverance. I love comments and feedback, so please send a little love when you can. I will always try to respond personally and in a timely fashion.
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One Response to Dear Inner Child,

  1. Johnny says:

    Like a warm blanket, porch swing, and a rainy day. 🙂

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