Faith, Personal Growth

Day 6: Live Small Starts Small

live small

Most days, the last thing I want to make small is me.

I want to be noticed that the laundry is folded and put away.

I want to be affirmed in my mothering skills.

I want to be adored for my knowledge of the scripture.

I want to be seen for my cute shoes.

It all adds up to a BIG, fat M E !

To live small, it starts small. In the nooks and crannies of my heart, I must accept the truth that I’m messed-up.  I don’t have it all together. I won’t always get it right. I can’t be your Superwoman.  I am one messed-up chick.

In this acceptance, I agree with God in truthful self-evaluation and can finally be open to His help, out of desperate necessity. I move forward in His grace as I walk in His love, forgiving myself along the way.

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment {to put a moderate estimate upon one’s self, use self control}, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Romans 12:3 NIV

Will you say with me,

messed-up chick

That, my friend, is the first step towards living small. And, we may just find ourselves at the doorway to something BIG!

31 days, the nester, live small

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2 thoughts on “Day 6: Live Small Starts Small

  1. Without airing my, well, dirty laundry, I had quite a pity party just this week over those exact first 4 things you listed. (plus a few more) Looks like I have a verse to memorize and play on repeat in my head/heart until it sticks!

    1. I hear you, Emily! We are good company for each other…it’s a constant renewing of my mind and readjusting to His Kingdom not my own. Thankful for His truth and grace.

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