We just had an amazing person come to our church. She spoke with so much transparency about her life, horrible sins in her past and how God spoke to her and challenged her to be the person He created her to be. To be truly as beautiful as He made her. Beautiful.
So, let me clear the air, I struggle with perfectionism, I fight negativity, when I am tired or hungry I get cranky…just ask my husband. 🙂 And, I would really like to lose ten pounds. Too much noise overwhelms me. I can’t tell a joke to save my life. I’m a late bloomer who does everything about 5 years too late. I get defensive when my husband tells me how to do something. I am selfish with my time. I hate talking on the phone. Making decisions bugs me.
And I really am working on all of that. Well, most of that… But, some of that is just how God wired me. He didn’t make me the female Jerry Seinfeld! He made me. BE-YOU-tiful me.
He also gave me some great gifts and I am not trying to downplay them. I just want you to know. I’m a fallen human just like you. You’re not the only that struggles with their thoughts and has some horrible things in your past that you try to hide. I am saved only because God is so tirelessly and totally gracious to me.
If you grasp the concept of of just being you. Not trying to be better than you… or worse, better than someone else…you will have a grasp of humility. Humility is at the very heart of God. He even humbled Himself! Who am I to try to make myself appear better than I really am? So, in doing this, I am going to be fearless about who I am. No more facades!
So, let’s just keep our goals simple:
1. Loving God & soaking Him in – like Mary, sitting at Christ’s feet.
2. Loving people.
That’s it. And if I get this, I think I’m going to be just be-YOU-tiful.
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