Welcome to my new friends visiting from (In) Courage. I am blessed to be featured there today. What a treat! Like a huge cupcake swirled with buttercream frosting. But I digress.
I’m happy to talk about being a mess. I figured out a while ago that I could make life a little more real, a little more God-filled, if I just ‘fessed up and admitted that without God I was a wreck. And with God—well, there was no end to the joy I would receive being his precious daughter.
But to get there, we have to admit our messiness. Can you do that? Seriously?
I can let you in on a little secret: being messy attracts amazing people into our lives. When we look another person in the eye and admit that nope, we don’t have it all together, then you allow that person to breathe a little deeper.
When we stop judging people by the car they drive in the carpool lane; how tight their capris fit over their bottom; how messy their daughter’s hair is; how married or unmarried they are—people notice it. They will find you and tell you the stories of their messiness. Because you are safe. You have been there, too.
Oh, but for Jesus, I would not be able to get up and breathe. But for him, I would be the most ridiculous, preening thing. You would say, “Bless her heart” and you wouldn’t even say it nicely.
Thank God for do-overs brought on by forgiveness. Thank God for people who walk with us in our brokenness. Are you a mess? It’s okay. I am, too.
Do you have a story about a time when you admitted you weren’t perfect? How did it turn out?
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