I like to share my heart here, in case you couldn't tell :)
I like to share my struggles, my moments of weakness. I may not always be specific (thank you, discernment), but I do feel called to be open here. I feel called to share how I'm feeling, even if it's not rainbows and sunshine.
Because of that, I can show a lot of my brokenness here. The more I get to know Christ, the more I realize how much I need Him. The more I realize how much the world needs Him.
The more I get to know Christ, the more I realize why He was sent as a Savior. Because we are broken people who are in need of a perfect God.
And thank goodness we have that!
If there's one thing I've learned recently, it's that God knows exactly what we need. And sometimes, that means protecting us from ourselves. Sometimes, that means saving us from the mistakes we are prone to make because of our sinful nature.
But our God sees a whole lot more than we do, He sees the ending of the story that our vision just can't reach. And sometimes, He loves us so much, that He lets us make mistakes. Sometimes, He lets us stumble. Because He knows that when we pick ourselves back up, we will be changed.
I recently had a moment like that. A pretty big one, actually.
I was sharing my heart and processing with a very wise man. I was experiencing the waves of guilt, shame, regret. I was feeling every lie telling me that I am identified by my mistakes.
And then this man asked me one question. One question that I will not soon forget.
Who are you in Christ, Amy?
And through tears in my eyes, I started listing the words. The words that are so much more than just words, they make up who I am.
And they make up who you are, too.
So while there is beauty in opening up and sharing my brokenness on this blog, I also want to stick to the truth here.
I am not defined by my brokenness. I am made new, I have a new identity.
And nothing that I do can ever take that away from me.
Have a blessed Thursday, friends!