I was a neurotic for years. Anxious, depressed, selfish. And everyone kept telling me to change.
And I resented them, and agreed with them, and wanted to change, but simply couldn’t, no matter how hard I tried.
What hurt the most was that, like others, my closest friend kept urging me to change. So I felt powerless and trapped.
One day he said “Don’t change. I love you as you are.”
Those words were music to my ears: “Don’t Change. Don’t Change. Don’t Change… I love you as you are.”
I relaxed. I came alive. And, suddenly, I changed!
Now I know that I couldn’t really change till I found someone to love me whether I changed or not.
Is this how you love me God?