Updated: Feb 1, 2022
We live in a culture that is constantly telling us who we should be and how we should act and react. If we make one little mistake we are then classified as a failure, we are told to be perfect all the time with little to no exceptions. The thing is, we are all human and we make mistakes and because we are human we are not perfect. Being perfect should never be are end goal as we will never reach it, instead our goal should be to be imitators of Christ in all we do and in our actions.
Scripture tells us in 2 Corinthians 2:!5, "Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing". However, I am not saying that we have to have everything together all the time. Quite the opposite really.
Our culture tells us we have to be perfect - I'm imperfect and that's okay. Our culture tells us we have to have it all together all the time - I'm a mess at times and that's okay. Culture tells us its not okay to have bad days - It's Okay to Not be Okay!
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I do not really care, I believe it needs to become normal to not always be okay. Life is hard and messy, it is only natural that we would have days that are hard and we feel like a mess. There is nothing wrong with not having everything together all the time.
Once we realize that their is nothing wrong with not being okay all the time, I think life has a way of looking up a bit. With the pressure of always putting on a mask if you will, to look perfect to those around you gone, it is so much easier to connect with others around you and grow in your own walk as well.
Scripture tells us in Ephesians 2:10, "For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago". We where made for this and we are worthy and loved. We are enough and it's okay to not be okay!
Remember you have a God-given uniqueness!
Shalom ~ Alianna