Live Like You’re Loved

So go ahead and live like you’re loved
It’s okay to act like you’ve been set free
His love has made you more than enough
So go ahead and be who he made you to be
Earlier today these lyrics rang through the sick stereo system in my mustang. Seriously, thank you to whomever owned this car before me because the sound is awesome.
I didn’t know what to do as emotions ran down my face. Yes, actual tears. I used to be a cryer but not any more. What is going on? Let me tell you what was going on.
God was speaking to me.
He was speaking to the good Christian girl who’d been acting like everything but a good Christian. I’ve been running far from the truth, from everything I’d been taught growing up, everything I’d read, everything I said I believed, everything I pretended to be at church, everything I taught to my students. I’d gotten to the point where I was nothing that I should be. I had become a really good actor.
What had happened to me? Just small steps. Nothing major at first. But soon, I was in a big mess and I didn’t know how to get out. And then this song came on. I wanted to live like I was loved, but what did that even mean?
And live like you know you’re valuable
Like you know the One that holds your soul
Cause mercy has called you by your name
Don’t be afraid to live in that grace
There was the answer. Live like you know you’re valuable. I hadn’t been doing that. I was living like I was worth nothing. I didn’t treat myself like I was a treasure to anyone. I didn’t act like I cared or anyone else cared. Cause mercy has called you by your name. “I love you,” said Jesus. “Come back, my child,” said the Father. Don’t be afraid to live in that grace. God told me it’s okay to mess up. I’m human. I’m going to sin. Be honest with yourself. Ask forgiveness. Get right with God. Move on and live like you’re loved.
It clicked.
Say goodbye to what hurts God’s heart. Say hello to healing love and grace.
Live like you’re loved.

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