As I was unloading the dishwasher today, a thought came to me:
I am not the person I used to be.
I was thinking about how different I am now from who I was in school, in early marriage, last year even!
No. I am definitely not the person I used to be.
I thought I was becoming the person I was going to be.
Then, through humbling and hurtful circumstances, I realized I was trying to be the person I thought others wanted me to be.
Now...well, I think I am finally just accepting the person I am...
...a sinner, made righteous only by grace through faith in the shed blood of Jesus.
And that alone is what allows me to extend grace to others and allow them to be who they are.
I have an absolute disdain for fake now. I can't stomach emotional games in any form. I have no patience for it. I want raw truth...truth that will actually set someone free to love and live to the fullest!
I love people too much to leave them in a facade...whether it is their own or the one the devil has tricked them into!
We have to love people enough to speak truth to them or else they may never get to the place of accepting who they are.
There's a little glimpse into my thought life today.