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Thursday, September 10, 2015

It gets messy


Sometimes calling is messy
Ugly
Hard
Exhausting
Consuming
Chaos.

But that’s how God found me.
I’ve come through the same messy
Ugly
Hard
Exhausting
Consuming
Chaos.

And He didn’t give up on me.
He made me new.
He is making me new.

I can do no less.

I choose to get up and face the mess
The ugly
The hard
The exhausting
Consuming
Chaos.

I choose to allow this to happen in front of my children
Because
Each one of us needs to see the messy and ugly.
We need to do the hard and exhausting and consuming.
We need to learn to trust God with the chaos.

Because
Order comes to the messy
Beauty comes from the ugly
One more breath comes in the hard and exhausting and consuming
And life
Slowly but surely
Comes from the chaos.

A messy, ugly, hard, exhausting, consuming, chaotic world
Needs me.
Needs you.

It matters to this one.

And one day, we will all be beautiful.
And know we are beautiful.
We will shine with beauty
As we fully know the One who is Beauty
Who created Beauty 
And draws us, beautifully, to Himself.

Reflecting on Gungor's Beautiful Things this morning. 

Thank you for walking with us.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! I had just finished encouraging a fellow adoptive parent, citing the phrase, "discipleship is messy; parenting is discipleship". Yours was the very next post! Needless to say, I passed it on right away. Beautifully put.

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