I obviously failed at my Write 31 Days challenge.
I mean, it's October 27th and I haven't written a thing in over a week and half.
Honestly? It's because I ran out of things to say. Shocking, I know.
But I have something to say now...
So today we are going to talk about failure...sorta.
The truth about failure is that it is the great revealer of our hearts. Often, failure uncovers faith.
Possibly nothing less powerful than the humility of not having accomplished something can show you where your hope lies.
Down here in the rubble? It's much easier to look up.
So here is what I know from this perspective:
1. I Served.
I hope I was able to serve you with some hope and inspiration about being good enough. I served my art by remembering to pay attention and process what I was seeing. I desperately hope I served my God by encouraging us all to grab hold of Kingdom perspective.
2. I Wrote.
And in the writing I remembered that I could. I remembered that I love to process this way. This challenge was a beautiful reminder that my words matter even if no one ever reads them because often they are the way God speaks to my own hearts. And, Oh Heavens, did I ever remember how much I like to preach. (Even if I'm just preaching to myself.) (Insert sheepish face here.)
3. I Remebered.
I actually took on this challenge to spark my writing. As mentioned above I did that. But somehow, miracle of all miracles, I was able to remember that for me this wasn't about a month or a topic, but a calling. So when the month and the topic fell apart? The calling didn't go down with it.
Which really, might be the most important thing to remeber about being good enough: Even if everything goes down...you're called upwards.
No one can stop that. Nothing so small or poor as failure can destroy that.
And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory