Did you ever have one of those days where you go to bed thankful that the day’s over so at least you can’t say the wrong thing any more?
And not in a feeling sorry for yourself kinda way. You’ve just had one of those days.
Maybe you had an argument with someone you love, largely because you were tired and being grumpy, and you totally tried to turn it round and blame them? Or maybe that’s just me 😉
And in that moment you have a choice …
You can either run with the blaming them routine and enjoy an evening of arguments and crossness.
Or you can do the really uncomfortable thing where you have to face up to what you were doing and say sorry, hoping that they love you enough to forgive you and put the evening back on track.
We all have them, it’s just that usually we don’t write about them in an email and send it out into the world.
Steve Furtick said:
“The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.”
(Incidentally, I didn’t even know who Steve Furtick was until I just Googled him, despite having versions of that quote rattling around my brain for ages. He’s a Jesus freak too and I’m looking forward to digging into his books.)
What would your today looked like if you stopped believing that everyone else has it so together?
How might you smile more knowing that the person next to you, while they have quirks and foibles different to yours (because you’re you and they’re them) is actually just as messed up as you are?!? 😉
Seriously, stop beating yourself up. You’re brilliant! And sometimes, a mess, and gloriously human.
And made in God’s image.
And he doesn’t need a do over! 😉