Meeting Imperfections with Humility

I am far from perfect. I strive for being purified by God. I am way too realistic to strive for perfection. I understand full well that is impossible with me. Not because I am bad but because I am human. I strive to live to please God and be purified by Jesus. That is it. That makes me look not perfect but restored. I still have the scuffs and dings and scars but I am a restored, refurbished work of God.

Today, I blew it and again need restoration. Thankfully, God is in the business of detail work. I became angry at a leader in the church, an intern, actually. I said true but inappropriate things about him to a coworker in the kids ministry. I should not have. My anger was just and things are not being handled appropriately, but that is no excuse for me to vent and blow my cool, which I certainly did. True or not, gossip is wrong. Very wrong. I blew it. I saddened my God and I am fully sorry. I said my apologies and prayed my confession and apology and am now in the restoration shop of God again for some detail work.

The thing is, none of us is perfect. I handle my screw ups/sins way better than I used to, however, and I am thankful to God for that. He helped me meet my imperfections with humility rather than pride. The imperfections almost always originate from pride, so to meet them with humility is the cure. It is the step of repentence back. Humility is beautiful. And anyone who says humility is for sissies has never tried it. It requires far more bravery and strength and energy than base pride. But the results are restorative and glorious.

So I wanted to share that and maybe it can help someone too. God is so very good and full of grace and generous with forgiveness. Praise be the Lord!!!❤❤❤

Spilling the Beans

There are times we should spill the beans. For instance, when we are planting these beans to grow, we should spill them. Another good time is when spilling the beans into some boiling water makes them tender enough to eat and gain nutrition from. Maybe spilling the beans would offer some help in a kitchen fire, particularly if they had been soaking a bit. Perhaps other such scenarios would benefit one who spills beans. But if not beneficial in some such way, spilling the beans seems a bit clumsy and involves a lack of discipline and mental courage and strength. Most of the times the beans don’t belong to you in the first place. Often these colorful beans would be much better served as decorations on a shelf in a classy jar or as paperweights or some such thing. When beans spill, it is the overworked broom and dustpan that suffers. The clean up is generally horrible. Some spilled beans could inadvertantly be planted and take root and become out of control in no time at all. It is just a mess. So unless sVing a life or some such noble deed, please do not spill the beans. We all have enough veggies of our own. Thank you.