I know I have fallen short.
As a human being, I make mistakes.
I am not perfect, and it might take me several times to learn from my mistake(s), but You are ever-present to pick up the mess I have made.
While trying and trying again, I feel like I am not getting closer to my end goal.
The worst part is sometimes I want to hide out and call it a day.
It is easy to judge myself and withhold love when I look at my life.
After all, God, am I creative enough? Successful enough? Lovable? Rich enough? Thin enough? Can I ever be?
More importantly, have I given anything to the universe that it needs?
Or have I focused on what I see as my downfalls instead of giving what I have to offer?
I know how to criticize myself, Lord.
I have been doing it over and over again.
Teach me how to accept and love myself.
For, although I am an adult, it is my nature, my human nature, to keep trying new things as a child tries.
As I pray to You, Father, help me to see myself the way You see me.