Good morning, peeps!
“This is ‘The Real World’…where people stop being polite, and start being real.” Who remembers that? Good grief. I’m aging myself.
Take me as I am…
One of the biggest signs of change/maturity is owning who we are and realizing that is enough. No fronts, no filters, no clever speech needed – just you and all your imperfections. We don’t want people to see those, though. Nuh uh. We want people to see the polite “us”, the I-got-it-all-together “us”. Some of us go so far out of our way to beautify our lives and our decisions that we start to believe the fluff, too – we accept it as our truth. Think about when Jacob tried to buy his brother’s acceptance (and forgiveness) in Genesis 33. Did you know forgiveness and acceptance go hand-in-hand? That’s a whole ‘nother blog post, y’all. Acceptance that has to be “bought” ain’t worth having.
I said “ain’t”.
The biggest step in becoming who God created you to be is accepting who you are now. No fluff. No filter. No fancy-schmancy presentation. No veils. It may not be cute, but it will be worth it.
“Take me as I am”? Okay, Boo Boo. You first.