I don’t know about you, but before my feet have even touched the floor on a new day, I’ve already disqualified myself from deserving it. I wake up to immediate disappointment- a thought comes rushing in of a mistake made yesterday, or something at work not going right, or an issue with a friend that I haven’t taken steps to resolve yet.
In college, I had an existential crisis. It’s easy to say now, but it really rocked me for a few months. I had chosen what I knew was a safe career path, and I knew I would be making great money. Fall semester of my senior (fourth) year, I was sitting in my Tuesday 2PM class and was struck by the thought, “You’ll never be happy doing this the rest of your life.”
"Yet I am confident I will see the LORD's goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently on the LORD." - Psalm 27:13-14 - Honesty time: I suck at patience. Even more honesty time: I think you do too.
Definition of curate (v.)- to pull together, sift through, and select for presentation. // I don’t know about you, but I most definitely have caught myself putting more effort into the presentation of my Instagram profile rather than myself. Because it’s just so easy.
And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. - Romans 11:6 -
We’re chasing the acceptance of a society whose standards are constantly ebbing and flowing. Even once you acquire it, it’s not guaranteed, and you can be back at square one just as quickly as the next fad hits popularity.
My overarching belief in terms of Christianity // Society // the World is that we all have a role to play. Some have big roles, some have small roles, but in general, each role just as important as the next. Based on the season we are in, we might think we are building God’s kingdom as fast as we can, or sometimes we feel like we are just struggling along to pick up the next brick // mortar.