I was reminded today that we all seem to want to make everyone else think that we have it all together, that we don’t struggle.
That’s a lie.
We all struggle. We all face challenges. We all wonder… and doubt… and long. Then, because we do, we think we don’t match up to everyone else.
News flash… No one has it all figured out. We’re all doing the best we can.
Yes, even Christians. We may be forgiven, but we are still works in progress as we try to match up to what has been done for us.
So listen, friend, if you’re sitting there wondering if you “missed something in Sunday School” (a phrase I borrowed from a friend recently) because you thought you weren’t supposed to have those thoughts or feelings, I want to welcome you to the club of all humanity. You, my friend, are 100%… certifiably… undeniably… NORMAL!
So relax. And for Pete’s sake, could we please just be real… and authentic… and genuine with each other so that we don’t all going around feeling like failures?
Phew. Thanks. I feel better just getting that off my chest.
P. S.- If someone is vulnerable enough to open up and admit they don’t have it all together, please be kind enough to reciprocate. You might even encourage them while you’re at it. Who knows? They might even encourage you.