What if my mess is here to bless others? What if my messy house and the bumps in my day can tell others that that I'm not perfect, and that they don't have to be either?

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  1. Wow! Thank you, Jenn! Yes, you are more than welcome to include this for the imperfect mom roundup! Thank you for your encouragement!

  2. Alicia! What a beautiful post. I don’t know if you shared it for the imperfect mom roundup, but it’s definitely going in there! How absolutely perfect – I love how real you are, and I’m sure your friend was, indeed, blessed by your mess! 🙂
    Thanks for linking up with Grace & Truth!! <3

  3. Thank you, Kristen, for your encouragement! I think it blesses all of us when we can be transparent and show our real selves, without the fancy makeup. 🙂 Thanks for visiting!

  4. I love it! I make excuses all of the time, unfortunately. I’m glad that you caused me to examine myself. I just need to let go. God bless!

  5. Abby, what you wrote here is beautiful. We have all had those moments when we know (inside) we’ve been judgmental. And then it all seems to turn on us when we realize that, oh, wow, we too can fall so short. Yes, I am trying to let this go too. It’s funny… we ask for help in letting this go, and then God gives us these situations where we get to be vulnerable before others. And parenting and homeschooling have been my most humbling grounds for these teachings. I think that really we do want people to know that we’re better (than what we’re currently presenting) because we’re afraid that we’ll disappoint them. But God doesn’t want us to hide from it. He looks at us with pure love and says, “Even if you want to hide it from everyone else, I see the imperfection… and I’m not afraid of it. I still love and accept you just as you are.” Oh, if we could only wrap our minds around this in those moments! Thank you for being bold enough to talk openly about this. Blessings to you today.

  6. Thank you. I know God wants me to release this. I hate the feeling of being judged (bc I’ve been judgemental). That my best no longer produces perfection. However, I am finding freedom in letting go and moving towards relationships and away from rules only. I like how you said we don’t even have to offer excuses. God knows we have tried our best and we live to please Him alone, yet I still want people to know that “I” can do better than this. God is using my children to shape my character, beyond the external mess, to the internal sin mess.

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