Do you ever just feel like life is so hard and confusing and frustrating? Do you ever feel like you’ll never figure it out? I do. And sometimes, in those moments of doubt I lose it. I think how do other people have “everything” figured out? Well, let me tell you a little secret… they don’t either. Life is messy and I’m learning that it’s okay to not be perfect. In light of not being perfect, I have a confession.
Confession: I need Jesus because I am a true mess.
So I’m gonna be vulnerable now and tell you some of the reasons I am a mess. I’m a mess because I want a boyfriend/husband more than I want Jesus.
I’m a mess because I want people to like me more than I want Jesus.
I am a mess because I want adventure more than I want Jesus.
I’m a mess because I want money more than I want Jesus.
I’m a mess because I have been chasing after everything but Jesus.
I’m a mess because I have been chasing after an answer of what to do with my life when the answer has been right in front of my face: rest and live in the presence of Jesus.
I am learning that here, in this mess, is where Jesus meets me. He is here in the middle of it. He has always been here, just patiently waiting for me to acknowledge Him. If we take our eyes off of our mess and place them on Jesus, we will be able to see how He has covered everything abundantly with His grace and love.
When I acknowledge Him in my life, I don’t have to worry about life being “messy” because He has made it a beautiful mess.
Let me know in the comments below why you are a mess and need Jesus.