I have written some ugly stuff on here over the past few months. Each time I do my readership grows. Isn’t it amazing how many people can share our pain and sorrow? Isn’t it amazing how many lives can be affected by our honesty? I’ll be the first to admit my imperfections. What a glorious work God has done in my life since I gave my heart to Christ back in 2002. Those who knew me then and know me now can testify to the difference the Holy Spirit has made in my life. It’s big.
Am I perfect? Oh my heck no! Not even close. And I don’t pretend to be. And He (God) uses that to His advantage. So I can connect to those who have been through similar experiences or who are curious about my past mistakes.
Some Christians have to suck it up and be all embarrassed by becoming transparent. Whatever it takes, my friends. Whatever it takes. Your authenticity will reel ’em in. Your plastic silliness will repel them.
Nobody is always full of joy.
Nobody is always kind.
Nobody is always a good mom/wife/friend/daughter/niece/granddaughter, etc.
Nobody is always the greatest or best.
Nobody is always so into all the stuff all the church ladies seem to be into.
And it’s fine.
Be real daily. Practice honesty in your walk with Christ. Let your imperfections show. You will be a much better witness and a more effective Christian if you aren’t squeaky clean. Because the truth is… nobody is squeaky clean. Nobody.
What is something
you’ve tried to hide
from “the Christians” who
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Now you spill it.