Thursday, March 20, 2014

*UNDONE*


A few weeks ago I attended a women's conference. It was incredible...you know the kind where The Lord is talking to you the ENTIRE weekend!?!?! Ya, that kind! There is something SO SWEET being with other women, mom's, and person you call "friends" and worshipping the Lord TOGETHER! I tear up just thinking about it!

I took so many things away from the conference that weekend. The entire weekend was about becoming "undone." You know...something that all women like to do...NOT!!!! I don't know anyone who enjoys appearing to be "undone." This is something that has been so heavy on my heart lately. Especially having a blog and enjoying social media I have always strived to be a "real" person. When I close my front door and I am just with my family I am that same person I am when I am speaking to you face to face...

As women we all have those certain areas that we feel are "undone." We even feel sometimes in those specific areas we have even "let God down." Well, it's really hard to let someone down when you weren't holding them up in the first place, right?!!?!? Last time I checked none of "us" were holding God up...he holds us up.

We talked about how we think it's safer to just hold it in...to just keep it to ourselves. Keep it to ourselves so others can't see it, so we can try to fix it on our own, because there are "bigger problems" out there...well it was a slap in the face to hear but SO TRUE...by holding it all in we are ultimately telling God that we don't believe he is big enough for our problems. One of the speaking said something that really stuck with me, "we all try to earn this love that he has already paid the price for." There isn't "earning" love with Jesus!

I don't know about you but when I decide I am ready for something I want it finished....like yesterday. I know it doesn't work like that but I still have those feelings. Sometimes we have to be ok with a little trouble, dissatisfaction, uncomfortableness before we get to actually get that "full feeling." The feeling of satisfaction. Then during that time where we feel like we are getting no where...where are we turning? Your children? Your husband? Another DIY project? And we have all said it...that sentence, the "if only fill in the blank then I will fill in the blank."

There have been many times where I try to just put up a front because I don't want others to see something I am dealing with or know about something that's going on. It usually doesn't happen though because I am one of those people who wears my emotions and feelings on my face sleeve. But through certain situations I have learned masking ourselves disables us from helping others. You aren't doing anyone a favor by not allowing yourself to be YOU. Trying to maintain that "good front" is not good soil. Tori said "you can't see God clearly with a mask." I am pretty sure you could have heard a pin drop in the room...it's such a true statement. Those masks you put on and take off DO NOT allow us to see see God like we need to see him, how he wants us to see him.

God didn't make us perfect. There is no need to act like we are..no need to act like we have it all together. God made us to need him, if we were perfect we wouldn't need HIM. The beautiful thing is God doesn't give up on broken things...so what's tying you up? Do wear a mask all the time? Do you wear a mask around certain people? Are you afraid to be "undone?"



To be continued...

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