Are you faking your peace? Online, in person, in prayer... are you facing your day with arms wide open for the good AND the bad? Or, are you on guard?
Feeling rejection and “failing” according to an expectation you (or someone else) put on yourself hurts.
It’s shameful and it’s uncomfortable. It represents some divide between our ideal self and our actual self. And above all, it’s frustrating! It’s frustrating to think the good and perfect Lord of your life is putting something ugly in your path.
But, then... where’s the massive joy? How can you jump and shout and celebrate something if you haven’t been waiting anxiously for it? How can you rejoice in a rescue without needing the rescue in the first place?
The bad stuffs that come with letting down your guard of control allow you to feel them — which sucks, yes. But it also FREES you to the true wave of mountains and valleys God has written in your story. Sometimes we gotta seek the mountains by allowing for the valleys.
When you accept darkness, you recognize light. And it doesn’t have to feel like failure. It actually feels like faith.
HEYO. I'm Chlo.
So the basic gist is I’m really just tired of comparing myself to perfect people on the Internet, when I know for a fact that "perfect" doesn't exist. This here is a snippet of my inner thoughts and tidbits of experience, based on my twenty-something years of good ole fashioned, really really messy life.
My wish is for this blog to serve the small voices inside all of us that might have forgotten what being honest online can look like. Leave the hustle behind you, because this here is about HEART.
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