I’m 3rd of 4 in my family.
Definitely the middle child since the first two are only 14 months apart. I was the quiet one growing up, never as loud or fast as the others. They were capable, I was afraid to try. I was the “sensitive” one, easily hurt, always hiding. I knew early on God loved me, but I couldn’t figure out why. I had nothing to offer like the others did.
It’s taken a lifetime for me to understand God doesn’t want anything from me except to love Him back. I can’t earn His love, certainly don’t deserve it. But neither does anyone else! That was a revelation that totally changed my perspective.
The same is true of you. You are loved, not because you’re quiet or loud, fast or slow, the one onstage or the one in the audience.
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