Sometimes I take myself a little too seriously.
Sometimes I feel like I can’t show my silly side.
Sometimes I feel like if I do, people won’t like me. Not my kids, not my spouse, not my extended family.
What if I let them see me without makeup? What if I let them see me with my hair on top of my head? What if I show them how silly I can be? What if I show them my mad kitchen dancing skills? What if I belt out “The Spectrum Song” at the top of my lungs, because I LOVE that song, and they think I’m certifiably crazy? They might not like me.
But…what’s the risk if I DON’T show them those sides of me? I might not like myself. What’s the greater risk? Which life do I want to live?
When I’m giving myself grace I always choose pleasing myself. When I’m striving for perfection? I always choose pleasing others.
It’s not easy to give yourself grace, but it is worth the effort. I strive to give myself grace as I get better at showing the realness that is me. Grace while I sweat through showing my imperfections, my vulnerabilities, my goofiness… the things that make me truly unique and beautiful.
God loves me the way I am. Because He made me, and He does not make mistakes. God made YOU and He does not make mistakes.
Choose grace. Not perfection. Choose to please only yourself and God.