I may not be aware of it, but I trust that God is using my ordinary life to produce good.
in seeking good, true, and beautiful friendships, I've discovered that authentic friendship is the foundation for a healthy romantic relationship. A lot of my mistakes and unhealthy attachments in prior romantic relationships have been revealed, and I've realized I have a lot to learn when it comes to friendship.
"The world does not need more doctors. It needs more doctors that understand poetry."
What if, instead of being jealous of all the babies, wedding, engagements, relationships, etc. surrounding me, I saw them as signs of hope?
"It feels good to achieve closure. Sometimes, though we become unwilling to sacrifice that sensation even when it's clear we're making a mistake" - Charles Duhigg
Jesus wasn't excepting nor wanting me to be perfect in the way I thought of perfect. My version of perfection is a pedestal, a level that no one can reach where their body is impeccable, their academic record is flawless, and their personal life is unblemished. But Jesus Himself was battered and bruised, considered stupid by the religious leaders of the day, and had drama in His personal life.
Yet, there is no greater freedom than finding yourself at the foot of the cross, in the place where you are afraid to wait, where uncertainty and fear abound. That place is holy.