I'm a Hot Mess....Finding balance in it all!

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Lets repeat it again…this time add your name in the blank… "_____________...you are a Hot Mess....I'm not Perfect....and it is OKAY!”

(Whew…doesn’t that feel good… :)'

If you’re like me, I find that I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect in my roles of being wife, mother, entrepreneur, ministry leader, and everything else. In the attempt to be perfect, I find myself becoming overwhelmed, stressed, frustrated, and even regretting and questioning my capabilities!  Does that sound like you at times?

However, I was reminded that God has called us, set us apart, and has equipped us to live lives full of abundance and balance!  So our focus shouldn’t be on our capabilities but God’s ability to work in and through us!  God has gifted us all life through His son Jesus Christ who died for all of our sins and all the hot messes we’ve been in or find ourselves living through!

Reality check - God knows that we will fall short and won’t get everything right!  It is okay!  It is at this point we have to be reminded  that we must stand on God’s word and draw our strength from Him - that is true BALANCE. 

Seek the LORD and his strength;  seek his presence continually!  1 Chronicles 16:11
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 

My hope for finding balance in it all is to live a life on purpose and not for perfection!  To embrace it all in joy!  What about you?  Wouldn’t you have more balance and less messes if you lived more intentional?

So yes…we can be hot messes at times but always know that God specializes in this area.  Relinquesh all of your imperfections, weaknesses, inabilities, and trust that He will work it all out!  

Friend, what are some things that you can do right now to live more on purpose?