But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
…but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
You belong to the family of God. No longer are you an outsider. You belong. Search no more for approval and belonging. What you seek is already available.
You were chosen to be born and chosen to be loved, regardless of what you said, did, or did not do. You cannot earn My approval. When you look into My eyes you will always see delight, as I delight in My creation. That which you long for already exists. You are worthy of love and approval.
Do not allow another's pain or opinion to devastate you, as they are only one person, and what they say or do reflects upon their experiences. Some people are limited in loving; that is their handicap. Do not define yourself according to another's limited perception of your behavior. Look at the bigger picture. You jump to embrace the pain as truth, when indeed, the pain was a lie. Love expands; lies restrict. Do not step in and accept that which limits, names, and defines you, when it does not come from truth and love.