Chapter 16: “What I Thought Would Fix Me Didn’t”
This chapter is about how we do things because we think they’ll make us feel happier or make a problem better, but many times-this isn’t the case.
“The spotlight never fixes our insecurities. It only magnifies what we thought popularity would cover up” (206).
Many of us believe that if we are popular, or get tons of “likes” on Facebook or Instagram, or are the cool employee at work (or whatever is relevant to you), our problems will go away. We believe that popularity will make us feel good about ourselves. However, it only highlights the problems that we have and makes them more noticeable to us.
“But Jesus doesn’t refuse to reach out to us in the middle of hurts and heartbreaks and mess-ups” (206).
Jesus NEVER will refuse us, even in our darkest moments. I know I’ve had moments where I’ve thought “NO ONE will accept me. Not even GOD. He’s probably judging right now.” This ISN’T the case. Jesus is always there to help us get through the messy stuff in our lives.
“With Me you are free to be you. The real you. The you honesty called to at the very beginning of this journey. The you whose core is in alignment with My truth. The you who doesn’t fear imperfections or rejections, because grace has covered those in the loveliest of ways” (208).
God created us to be OURSELVES, not some version of ourselves that we think SOCIETY would accept. God wants us to be our truest self, flaws and all. God wants us to live HONEST lives, even if they are messy. The truth is, life is messy. I know it, you know it, GOD KNOWS IT. I sometimes think He meant it to be that way. That truth aligns with His. He wants to us embrace our imperfections and rejections, because He will help us to find GRACE in knowing that everything is okay and that you’re doing alright.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and that Uninvited finds its way into your happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤