My friend, Melissa Mills, wrote a beautiful poem about her journey that I have shared at a few different speaking engagements during the past few weeks. I wanted to post it here so more of you could hear her honest words and the truth in this poem about forgiving ourselves and choosing relief. Thanks Melissa for sharing your spirit of healing with us!
I forgive you for not having your legs shaved,
I forgive you for your bills being unpaid.
Your bed unmade, for being afraid.
For your future unplanned, your dishes undone, songs unsung, races not won,
For not having fun!
I forgive you for all of that.
You’ve done your best. You’re here right now.
I forgive your unbelief, your messy streak,
Your words too harsh,
For feeling around in the dark.
Choosing busy instead of still,
For being bitter and shrill.
For choosing easy versus scary,
Selfishness instead of selflessness.
For knowing better but doing worse,
For those times of tactless outburst.
For the small things you can’t forget,
That have held you prisoner for far too long.
Listen and choose to let yourself free,
Off the hook, so that you can just be.
You are right here, right now.
Right here, right NOW.
Right here, right now.
Still. Acknowledging brokenness.
Wanting healing. You. Are. Enough.
Right here, right now you are enough.
Free. Do you realize you’re free?
Free to be your messy self.
Free to love and fail and fall.
Free to live and laugh and bawl.
You’re in the moment.
You can forgive and be forgiven.
Be here in freedom. Be here how you are.
It’s okay – you’re fine.
It’s going to work. Jesus is here.
To soothe your anxious thoughts.
Release and give them over.