Ok friends – simply put from page 128:
“This isn’t about working less or more, necessarily. This isn’t about homemade or takeout, or full time or part time, or the specific ways we choose to live out our days. It’s about rejecting the myth that every day is a new opportunity to prove our worth, and about the truth that our worth is inherent, given by God, not earned by our hustling.”
Amen. And AMEN!
I’m a mess.
This is my life.
I’ll never have a perfect house. I’ll never have a perfectly clean car. I’ll never be on time for everything.
And I’ll pretty much kill myself if I try to do all those things.
Instead, I’m gonna be me. And I’m gonna let all the people that do those things well be them.
I do have a killer sense for picking up junk and making it beautiful. I can market a house like it’s nobody’s business. I’m never afraid to take a risk and tackle the craziest fixer upper. I have crazy spontaneous fun with my kids and husband more than perfectly planned out vacations. I love getting up in front of people and talking and worshiping and crying and laughing.
I’m gonna do those things well that I love. And I’m not gonna pressure you do do them if that’s not your thing. Deal?
What if we all lived life like this? What if we all stopped looking at our friends and thinking we need to be more like them? What if we leave inspiration to be just that and slam the door on comparison and judgement?
I’m tired of trying to measure up to other bloggers. Tired of thinking I should have the perfect Instagram feed. Tired of worrying about my “brand” and everything I should do to have a big following.
Sheeeeeshhh. I’m letting all that go.
And I’m going to do more sitting and figuring out who God wants ME to be.
Today I drove into the parking lot of the little church across the street. I turned my car off and sat in silence. Nothing but me and the pouring rain outside. I parked facing the rolling corn fields. I can envision our farm here. I can see the barn. I can see the cottages. I can see marriages being restored. I can see lives being refreshed. I can see my family running wild and free. I can see God doing something more than I ever imagined possible.
I can see it coming. I want to be ready. I want to worry less about a perfect clean house and more about the dream He’s calling me to walk into next.
What about you? What can you lay down in striving to be perfect? What can you follow that goes along with your heart and soul?
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