Creating this piece helped me to come to terms with what acceptance means in my life. It means no longer living in denial of a painful past and learning to embrace the hurts with dignity and grace. Acceptance means working through the mess, in order to embrace the grace, love, and blessings of what God has given me. Acceptance means just like forgiveness, I have to continue to learn DAILY to accept new painful memories, past hurtful relationships, the reality of what was not healthy, and all the emotions I feel as a part of my healing journey. It means to learn to embrace God's love without fear, shame or rejection. It means to learn to trust Him and not place Him at the same level as those in my life that have hurt me. It means that I may fall a thousand times (my panic/anxiety attacks), but I'll get back up stronger, newer, and more confident in Christ.
I pray and hope that each time you fall, you'll have the courage to get back up, even if your stance isn't firm, even if your walk is shaky, and even if insecurities are surrounding you, that you'll stand and move forward with the faith that God is in control.