Two verses tucked into the Old Testament book of Micah reminded me that there’s always a glimmer of light to be found, even on the darkest days.
You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress. That’s the message I saw on a meme a few weeks ago, and it stuck with me. The world expects “masterpiece” and can turn cruel when all they see in us is “work in progress.” How do we remind ourselves that despite our flaws and failures, we’re a masterpiece of God?
It’s easy to focus on ourselves instead of others in today’s “me first” world. But that mindset is the exact opposite of how God wants us to live as Christ followers.
No longer under consideration. The words on my computer screen were small and gray, but might has well have been bright red and flashing, as the reality behind them sank in. Rejected. Failure. Sub-par. I was no longer in the running for a position in another department at work – a position I thought would… Continue reading Moving past the pain of rejection