Grace for the Messy Life

My life is messy, and I would be willing to bet that yours can be too. I’ve rarely had it easy in my life, instead it could probably be better described as “Holy shit, hold on to…..well anything really, because life is a storm that just wants to leave you pant-less, and looking like a soaked kitten.”

Yeah, so that’s me in a nutshell. Messy, crazy, cursing, and usually just a little bit out there for the normal people in my life.  I’ve had some good days, and just like anyone else I’ve had some bad. The last few years for me have been dreadful. I don’t really want to get into it here. Not now. I want you to get to know me a little bit before I pull out the bat shit crazy! So lets talk about how to handle the messy life.

I’ve had to learn a lot as I go. I didn’t become this crazy or strong over night. I made a lot of mistakes, and lost control a few times. But I have also learned an insane amount of things that I never thought I would. I have grown in leaps and bounds and have stepped up every time that I’ve needed to. So you have a messy life too, huh? Your kids are a mess, or you can’t have any? You family makes the Grinch look like a fairy? Your drowning in school, or work, or both? You can’t get your finances in order, you can’t get your housing situation in order, you can’t get your own body in order? You can’t loose weight? You can’t save your marriage? You have been grieving over the same thing for years with no progress?  Your dreams are stagnating? I get it! I hear you! This has been my life too! You are not alone! So, so far from it in fact! Let’s be sisters! I know your life, I’ve lived your life. I’ve had to learn how to handle way more than anyone should ever have to at once!

So lets talk about how to get through it. What do I do??? Grace, baby! Can I tell you about grace? Beautiful, wonderful, covers all the crap in my life grace?

Grace is receiving something you don’t deserve. I have received plenty of things I don’t deserve….and plenty of things I totally did deserve. But that is not what I’m talking about here. I’m talking about the goodness of God when I am so full of myself that I can’t see straight. I’m talking about the peace of God that comes when I am so upset that words, and punches, and anger spew out of me like I’m going to explode. I’m talking about the love that can only be from a supernatural being flowing through me when it seems impossible.

Have you ever experienced this wonderful grace? Are you craving it in your life right now? It’s the thing that keeps my heart turning. Keeps my mind focused on Jesus and keeps me from so many self destructive things. I want to invite you to come along with me and learn and grow and breath in and out grace. If you life is messy…..and even if it’s not. Let’s get to know each other better, and become the best of ourselves together.

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