I wrote this book for you.
For the friend you have lunch with once in awhile. For the coworker in the next cubicle. For the woman sitting silent in the church pew.
I wrote it for me, too.
And just in case I’ve got you fooled somehow, I want you to know…this message is still hard for me sometimes.
A few weeks ago I had a meltdown. The ugly-cry, worry-the-dog, bewilder-the-husband kind. I was exhausted. I got my feelings hurt. I did the complete opposite of what nice girls are supposed to do on bad days. The complete opposite.
And I did not feel amazing at the end of that day. I felt like a chocolate-craving wild woman who had lost her mind.
Anyone else ever been there?
So what did I do?
Well, first I picked up the mountain of wrappers and tissues.
Then I sheepishly made things right again. With God. With other people. With me.
I gritted my teeth and decided it was time to take hold of truth again.
Knowing you’re already amazing doesn’t mean you will always feel that way. Or act that way. Or never have bad days and mess up royally.
It means instead that you have made a choice to always make your messy, glorious way back to who you really are. Who you are beyond the times when you utterly fail and fall and think no one else in the world could possibly ever do the same.
I wrote this book because I need to hear these truths…again and again and again.
They’re not a silver bullet. They’re just a way to win more battles. To get up faster. To become more and more of who God has called us to be.
I want to us to show up in heaven still wiping the sweat from our foreheads, with smiles on our faces and maybe a few skid marks as we arrive. And I want Jesus to be able to say to each and every one of us, “That’s my girl. Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”
I’m glad we can share this journey because none of us are meant to go through this life alone. None of us are strong enough to believe the truth every day. And all of us will wind up with days like the one I had.
Let’s believe we’re amazing together–as many times as it takes, for the rest of our lives, until we hear it face-to-face from the One who made us that way in the first place.
What helps you believe what’s true even on the hard days?