My mind is a constant jumble of trying to solve all the world. And that made me realize something. We are on Facebook, Twitter, news sites, etc too much. Everyone has an opinion of what everyone else, everywhere else should be doing, how they should go about it, why they are wrong about this, etc. when did we become those people? When did it become so important to fix everyone else while ignoring our own messy lives?
To escape from all of that I will turn on the tv and watch hgtv. And you know what? That’s not any better. I judge those people’s choices all the time too. Lol why would you choose that house? That color? Those floors?
Do you know what we present to the Internet world though? Perfection. Or perceived perfection. No one wants that person they went to high school with to know what a mess they really live in. So we clean and shine up areas of our life to share with all our “friends”. An illusion. A show.
Facebook. Instagram. Pinterest. Hgtv. All the places we go to look at the glossy, beautiful, shiny places we would be delighted to live in. Those are an illusion. We see a tiny, cropped version of “perfection”. Ever wonder where those people really store the muddy shoes that come in? How does the sight of a basket filled with things not drive them crazy? The extra rolls of toilet paper, the trash cans in a kitchen for crying out loud. Heck I’m always curious as to where they keep their daily vitamins so they remember to take them! Don’t their families see flat surfaces and leave all the things all over? Because mine does.
The perfect picture is an illusion.
Above: a cropped, “perfect” shot.
Below: my current reality
Why are we so unwilling to embrace the daily mess of our own lives? Why do we want our peers to think we have it all together? What is so wrong with being the broken people that Christ redeemed?
Why do we need to feel like we have it all figured out and are on top of the world?
I will never have it all together. And that shouldn’t be my goal in life.
Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe
who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus