Wednesday, March 1, 2017
In my last post, I talked about our flaws and why we shouldn't hide them.
When I say flaw, I do not mean to insinuate worthlessness. No, I am pointing out that what others may see as a flaw, God created as a masterpiece, unique and particular. Yes, everything about you is unique and that is why I express the importance of not hiding.
The definition of a flaw: a mark, fault, or other imperfection that mars a substance or object.
Our lives are filled with many flaws. Unable to give birth, unable to read or write, unable to drive a motor vehicle. Deeper flaws of the physical and emotional are disfigurement, physical disability, missing limbs., mental illness. These are all unique. Why do I say unique? Because each of the above mentioned is an open door to revealing much more than the flaw itself. It is an opportunity to share and enlighten someone who needs to hear your story and see the winner before them. Courageous. Not defeated or defective.
As I continue to balance my life with depression and anxiety, there are many things that I am not in control off, and I am still learning to choke my desire to walk in a codependent fog. I no longer have a desire to be a fixer. I'm learning to be selective with my time and I'm learning to say no with no explanation. I am learning to walk away from situations that do not bring growth and balance. I pay attention to the red flags that warn me to back up.
My brothers and sisters, our lives are stories for the world. Not like a reality show, which I think are destructive. More of a testimony and praise. Look at popcorn. When I was a child, my mother put some oil in a pan, poured the popcorn in and let heat up. Once it got real hot the popping began, the shaking of the pan began. The kernels stretched away to reveal a tasty treat. That is our life, the layers of stuff tjat reveal the beauty behind the flaws.
You are a masterpiece, stop hiding your flaws. Share them with the world.