“Embrace the Glorious Mess You Are.” Elizabeth Gilbert
Mess definition: a dirty or untidy state of things or of a place. a situation or state of affairs that is confused or full of difficulties.
I tend to want be a perfectionist and want to have everything in order and under control. But let’s be real, there are days when the laundry that’s been washed is a pile on top of my bed ready to be put away, but I just haven’t gotten around to putting it where it belongs. Or when my mind is a swirl of thoughts, ideas, and messages I’ve received during the day and I just want there to be order inside and when I am just a hot mess as a person, the first thing I do when I notice this is going on, I pray to God and ask him to give me clarity and to order the mess.
Being in a state of a mess can lead to negative thinking and to put others and ourselves down. It’s important that we recognize that we aren’t perfect and will never be, to accept our flaws and mistakes, to learn from them and get back up and trust in Jesus’ strength and his perfection and let him be what sustains us and makes us better.
We can be less harsh on ourselves and be kind to ourselves for the mess we are and be kind to others too, and accept them with all that they are. Accepting our imperfections as well as our good attributes is key because this is what makes us unique. If God who is holy and perfect accepts us with our imperfections thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and him rising from the dead defeating death and sin, so should we be gracious with ourselves and with others when we see their faults.
I say this to you and myself, You darling are beautiful just the way you are.