Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Unapologetically Authentic

I was sitting in the Adoration chapel a few days ago when I caught myself thinking a dangerous thought: “I wish I prayed like her.” How often do we think things like that? “I wish I could kneel as long as he can. Maybe then the Lord would grant my prayer. I wish I could read the Bible and understand it as easily as my group leader. I wish I had the same relationship with God that she does. She just gets it.”

No! STOP RIGHT THERE!  God made you to be you! He designed you apart from everyone else! You were thought-out and uniquely formed! He didn’t look through a catalog and say “Sure, I’ll make her just like number 277089. The world needs another one of those.” LOL! Are you kidding me?!?!

He pieced together every beautiful inch of your body and smoothed over every longing curve of your heart. He looked into the world and thought it needed YOU!!! The King of the universe and the God of all things thought YOU were needed in this time, in that person’s life, and in every moment of your life that is to come!

That same God did not ask you to pray like the girl to your left. He didn’t ask you to kneel as long as the boy in the first pew. And He most definitely did not call you into the same relationship as the girl in your Bible study! He called you to be you! He asked you to share this life with Him. He asked you to be vulnerable, and to show people a little glimpse of Him in everything you do. He wants you to be silly, or be serious! He wants you to sit and journal, or to kneel and pray the Rosary. He wants you to know Him… no matter how that may come!

So, be you! Be so unapologetically authentic that you start to see yourself as He sees you! You were made for something so much more than what we can see, and His love is SO proud to be seen with YOU!

 “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:16