I have a few confessions to make.
AND I am way too hard on myself 99% of the time (aren’t most perfectionists?).
I have always LOVED writing and with the new year quickly approaching I often think back to that resolution I made of writing more and feel guilty for falling short. Again. I have the mentality that if it isn’t absolutely spectacular there is no need in posting one.
I also don’t just want to be blog #251,678 on your Facebook feed.
At the risk of sounding like Peyton Sawyer from One Tree Hill, I want my art to matter! I want it to mean something to someone like it does to me whether that is just encouraging them when they needed it most or making them laugh when they have had a long day.
The truth is, life is messy! It’s unpredictable and chaotic at times. It is also exhilarating and a priceless treasure.
My intention when I started this website was to share a Godly truth in the midst of daily life. That means that there are going to be some days that are tough and I need to write through those too. I think the #1 drawback to social media is that we post things that are “picture perfect” when in fact we are all going through struggles and storms. I’m not saying to broadcast your dirty laundry but I know that I relate to others who are being real with me. So that will be my goal this coming year, to be real and share the highs and the lows of this crazy thing we call life.
So let me give this being real thing a shot. Lately, I have failed to stay in The Word like I should which has left me feeling so unworthy to even try to write anything uplifting. But God, who is so loving and faithful, even when I am not has taught me some very valuable lessons these past few weeks.
He is good even when I am not.
He offers grace with each new day when I still hold grudges from things in my past.
His love beats any definition of love this world can ever offer.
He celebrates my victories with me and counsels me in my defeats.
Most importantly, He is God and I am not and He is great at His job. (Shout out to Lysa Terkeurst for that reminder- y’all go check out her book Uninvited! It will change your life.)
When it comes down to it, no amount of effort on my part can ever trump God’s perfect plan for my life. Sure, I have free will (we all do) but I thank Him for the conviction that draws me back to His truth and loving arms.
What about you? Do you find yourself trying to make sure everything in your life is perfect? If you do, I pray this helps you see things from God’s perspective and causes you to search His Word for the whole truth and unlimited access to the creator who loves you more than you can imagine.
And for my music peeps, here is a song that pretty much sums up the point of this blog!
Stay tuned for more posts (even if they aren’t perfect). 🙂