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.
Hi, I'm Chlo.
I've been writing stories inspired by my real and imaginative experiences since I learned at age 7 that if you fold and staple construction paper together, it sort of looks like a real book. I have always craved soul serving stories- ones that melt like butter in your mind as you hear your heart explained out loud.
This here is my home away from home. When I'm not exploring neighborhood coffeehouses, driving down the Pacific Coast (again), or loving on all my people - I'm probably here, with you. Come on in! Scroll around. I hope you feel less alone.