I have a link there down on the left that says "LPM". This is the blog for Living Proof Ministries. Beth Moore is a wonderful Bible teacher and she wrote a post yesterday that made me think. She does that alot :) I took a snippet of it here:
The beauty of finding yourself at a milestone of any meaningful kind in life is not that the journey there was so pretty. Or so successful. In many ways, the mysterious beauty of the whole thing is that the "getting there" was so awkward, wobbly, inconsistent, and even down-right messy that most of the time, you thought you'd never make it. What makes life on this frightful sod so exquisite is God's merciful propensity to perform divine tasks amid deeply flawed people. To paint intricate colors on a torn-up canvass. We can recognize a miracle when we see one because we know that, for God to use us, redeem us, or complete one stinkin' thing of value in us, it would have taken nothing less. That's what He calls getting the glory.
I don't know if you happen to be under heaps of discouragement right now over how messy your trip to any place good - even any place "God" - tends to be but I'd like to clear something up. No one does this life-thing perfectly. NO ONE.
I just really needed to hear that. Sometimes I'm wonder if I'm doing everything right. I'm not. I'm not doing everything right. But that's where grace comes in. I can't be the perfect wife. I can't be the perfect daughter, I can't be the perfect friend. I sometimes get sloppy and lazy and I get upset with myself. I haven't been eating right lately. I haven't done the laundry. My kitchen is a mess. I need to get this and that done. The list goes on and on and on. Sometimes it does seem like I'm just never gonna get there. I am deeply flawed. But that's why this life we live in is a miracle. Despite my flaws, the Lord still does something of value in my life. I have purpose.
Just wanted to share :)