Do you ever have moments when you read something that just hits you right between the eyes? This morning while perusing my google reader, I came across this post by Brene Brown. It’s a pretty simple post, not very long-but so dead on.
I know I have lots of qualifiers for my personal worthiness.
I will be worthy when:
-I lose 50 lbs
-I get to x size
-I can keep my house clean constantly
-I can keep the laundry all done up
-I can teach my children to read, write, paint, tie their shoes, and just be_______
-I get organized
-I go back to work full time
-I get another degree
-I can translate the art in my head onto paper and canvas perfectly
-I can have an art show
But here’s what it boils down to:
“Worthy NOW! Not when. Not if. We are worthy of love and belonging NOW. Right this minute. As is.” (Brene Brown)
That would make a terrific motto, something to carry around in our pocket.
But wait, could it mean more than just a feel-good-about-yourself sort of thing? Yes. Lately I have been spending a lot of time praying and seeking God’s direction for my life. And one thing I have
been reminding myself is that being a Christian isn’t about being good enough or worthy enough. God wants us right where we are at. He didn’t send down his only Son to save the “good” ones, he
was sent for every one. Good, bad, ugly, pretty, and everything in between!
So I’m applying that statement above to my personal journey with God.