Day 31: Leave

31dayssquareaddressIt’s time.  Kind of.  But maybe not really.

A month of thoughts shared from the heart.  Knowing that you and I are similar.  Oh, our circumstances may be different but the heart of the matter is that we all share similar issues, challenges, heartaches, joys and concerns.  And those issues are things we often beat ourselves up over.  They cause us to feel less than.

I look at other Jesus girls and wish I had it all together like them.  But I don’t.  And as I leave this short season, I’m coming to a place where I think that’s okay.

The reality is this:  I’m always going to be lacking in myself.  It’s God’s miraculous grace that covers over my imperfections and makes them perfect in His sight.  That’s who He is.  And what He does.

As long as I look at all the other Jesus girls and compare my mess to their highlight reel, I’m surely going to come up lacking.  But we’re all in this together.  Or we should be.  And the beauty of that leads us to come together, a community of Jesus girls, perfectly imperfect in His sight, lacking nothing because He’s supplied it all.  Holding one another up.  Bearing the burdens of one another.  Being there.  And trusting that His promises are true.

He speaks the words clearly to our hearts…..be strong and courageous…..don’t be afraid…..I go with you wherever you go….never will I leave you nor forsake you….(from Deuteronomy 31:6)

That’s who He is.  Eternally with us.  And for us as well.

Seasons change and so do circumstances.  But in the end, this isn’t a journey we leave until life has been well lived.  He is unchanging but we are constantly refined.

Embrace the journey, sweet sister.  This is your legacy.  Refined.  Redeemed.  Well loved.  Never forsaken or forgotten.  Always, always, always on His mind.

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This post is written in conjunction with the #Write31days Challenge and linked up with Kate Motaung’s Five Minute Friday crew here and Nester Smith’s friends here.

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