This month I’ll be talking a lot about authenticity, moving forward, staying in your lane, holding faith, being real, being authentic, and how there’s more than enough grace. It’s a 31 Days Of… challenge for me. Maybe you have one too. I invite you to join me on the journey. Kicks off October 1st and runs the entire month. It will perfectly imperfect, and that’s okay.
Till then, here are thoughts on grace.
Grace is not something you have to work for. It is a gift. It’s nothing you could have earned. You don’t have to work to keep it. God did ALL the work. What a relief!!!!
If you want to sign up for the Authenticity Challenge, which is part of my 31 Days of.. project, sign up here. You’ll find encourage to equip you to be more you.
We’re also still doing Real Talk Tuesdays. This weeks topic is: the truth about imperfection. Link goes live Tuesday.
I’ve lived much of my life in compartments. Writing about difficult subjects made me tear down walls and rebuild foundational dreams. I could see hope in the spaces between the healing and the hurt. They were not in vain. An invitation to just be and to be whole drew me in. There was room, spacious room, for my heart to live a better story even among the ashes.
Living through the uncomfortable places forced me to see the coals of my life, only they were no longer coals. Glimmers of diamonds burst from crushed and bent places. Losses were no longer dead weights around my neck. Losses were no longer shameful or points of contention to be avoided. The compression, the intense pressure, and pain no longer frighten me. Instead, they remind me God makes beautiful things from the dust of my life.