Book launches are a whirlwind of hashtags and giveaways! It’s crazy what our culture has come to.
No longer do we call each other on the phone and chat about what happened last week. Now we see it in real time.
It’s amazing, yet I think we lose something special in the process. We lose that personal connection of hearing each other’s voice. We lose the anticipation of waiting for a phone call or looking at pictures together in an album.
Now with the click of a mouse I see what you are up to and you see what I’m up to. Yet, these images are often filtered and guarded. I keep what I want and I show what I want. And you do the same.
Somehow we must stop filtering our lives through a lens of perfection and pinterest and start being real with one another.
Reality gives us a chance to grieve our losses, to mourn our pain, to process our feelings and move beyond what has happened to us.
Our culture calls us to always be on point. To have it all together. To get our homes looking like a Joanna Gaines dream home and our children performing in every area of life.
Let’s strip away the facade of farmhouse kitchens, and Bible study photos. Let’s be us. Let’s be real.
I don’t mean we air out our dirty laundry for all to see and stop taking pictures of our home updates and Bible time, but I mean when our laundry stinks, we ask for help rather than parade in pride.
We can’t ever be a generation that is healed and helped until we let down our guard and realize we need more than nice homes and organized closets. Pictures of our Bibles won’t transform lives, but living the message will.
Life is so much more than photos and hashtags.
As I sit here in my messy kitchen and I think about you, I know there is something in your life that hurts sometimes.
We all have that.
So rather than pretend it away, let’s embrace reality together.
Today let’s join hands and pray for each other. Share your request in the comments or send me a message.
Everyone who lets their guard down today will be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of Anchored In and a surprise gift from me!
Let’s pray for each other.
How can you pray for me? Pray that God would give me wisdom on this journey. Pray that I would listen and obey His voice. And pray that I will always be willing to let my guard down and face reality even when it’s hard.
Love & Blessings,