“What makes life on this frightful sod so exquisite is God’s merciful propensity to perform divine tasks amid deeply flawed people.”~Beth Moore, on her Blog The LPM Blog
I’ve been criticised for being to honest…….especially here on my blog….I was going to take a break from blogging because of it and re-think my purpose for blogging…..and for a moment I doubted myself and some of the content of some of my posts….and I read back on some of the things I have posted about my struggles and while I was doing that I remembered a story I once was told at Breakforth in January about why the teenage suicide rates, especially in Christian circles is so high……because teenagers feel like the church & the people in the church don’t want to “hear” them unless things look perfect on the outside. But the reality is that life is not so perfect…..in fact it’s really hard…..so these teenagers think there is something wrong with them because their life is hard and they never hear about life being hard in the church or even from their parents…..there is always this illusion of things just being peachy……so they think that they are the only ones that have problems, deep spiritual problems…….and the only answer for some of them it seems is to take their own life. This again sparked a passion in me for one of the reasons I post what I post……I want people(specifically my kids) to know that real people struggle, in life, in marriage……life is just plain hard sometimes……and I refuse to be one of those people who will sugar coat things just so people only see the “put together” side of me…….I am flawed….deeply flawed! I fail consistantly at being the wife and mother, daughter, sister & friend that God has called me to be but……my opinion is that if I want to attract people to Jesus, they need to see the flaws so that they can see the miracle He performs everytime I serve Him and He is able to use me. It is a miracle…..that He can use me….I am humbled that He still chooses to when I fail Him so much! I agree with Paul when he says in Romans 8:24 -“What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?”
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