I often hear people tell me that I’m perfect. It’s funny to me because although I am a lot of things, perfect I am not. I pray that some of the things I post on my page encourages you but please don’t let it lead you to believe that I’m trying to live a life of perfectionism. I am a perfectionist at times, but as a mom of four, you will learn that having that mentality is not only unattainable, but exhausting and pointless. I’ve learned that we all should try to do our best and give our most excellent effort through the grace our Lord has given us for each day.
One of the things you will probably never hear me use is foul language. I do my best to avoid it because I just don’t think it’s necessary. What you may or may not know about me is that I honestly used to have a very foul mouth. When I recommitted my life to Christ, I quit using it. As my pastor says, when God cleans up your heart, then you’ll clean up your mouth, and that is precisely what I did. True story: I received some devastating news one day. My heart was utterly broken. I kid you not, I resurrected every curse word that had been dead for years in one sentence! In that moment, I realized that there was still a lot of work left to do in my heart. I used to be so judgemental when I heard people curse, especially the ones who claimed to be believers. After that moment, I was convicted of not only my response, what I hadn’t allowed God to deal with in my heart, but how poorly I had judged others who had done the same. I believe that God requires character & integrity of us, but he does not require our judgement because we are all a work in progress. What we often judge in other’s actions, is actually a matter of the heart. So when I see or hear things that aren’t necessarily what Jesus would do, I pray for heart changes. Our example is often the loudest when people can see you are honestly trying to live your best life for Christ instead of judging how you think they are not.