Have you experienced persistent promptings when our Heavenly Father has a message he needs you to share? It is a lot of pressure. I have had that feeling about today's post. I know the topic I am supposed to share today. Yet I spent half of the morning trying to find a conference talk to say it for me. During my search the website went down for maintenance. I assumed that meant I needed to do this with my own two hands, and type the words He has been drilling into my heart.
Stop getting down on yourself for not having a house out of the Pottery Barn catalog. Stop berating yourself for not looking like the girls in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Stop comparing yourself to everyone else.
If you want to know your worth get on your knees and He will show you. If you find yourself far from the path you should be traveling,He will be your GPS. We are not expected to be perfect, not even on a part-time basis. However, we are expected to be perfecting on a full-time basis.
When our time is spent in self-doubt and self-loathing, the Spirit is drawn away from us. I suggest you give yourself a gift this Christmas: a break. You would not hold others to the incredibly high standard you set for yourself. When you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders open your scriptures, pray for guidance. Our Heavenly Father is eager to bless you, come to Him.