Give Yourself Some Grace

Friends, this is a busy and messy season for me right now.

I honestly feel like I can hardly keep up – and this time of year seems to go by entirely too fast anyways!

The kitchen is always a mess, the living room floor always sports toy cars and animals, and don’t even get me started on the laundry situation. It’s messy, it’s chaotic, and it’s blissful.

Yes, it’s blissful.

Blissful because I used to pray so hard for the things I have now.

Sure, I didn’t pray for a messy kitchen or living room (and I sure as heck didn’t pray for this much laundry). But I did pray for a family – I did pray for our sons, our home, and our memories. (Maybe I was just naive and didn’t think these tiny humans could help make a home so messy)

Morning comes and I want to tidy up rooms, tackle some laundry, and clean off the kitchen table…but evening comes and it happens all again.

If I seek perfection, I will always be disappointed – because perfection is not real.

I am faced with two options: get down on myself for the perceived lack of progress in the house…or give myself some grace.

Today I choose grace.

Today I choose to make memories with these baby boys, even if that means toys scattered on the living room floor.

Today I choose to count my blessings.

Today I choose to focus on gratitude.

Give yourself some grace, friends. Cut yourself some slack, everything will be okay.

This is something I have to tell my kids, my husband, and mostly myself – everything will be okay. 

Maybe the season of life you are currently in doesn’t quite look like mine, and that’s okay. You can always find ways to give yourself some grace!

Ask for His mercies, ask for His grace.

The Lord’s acts of mercy are not exhausted,

his compassion is not spent;

they are renewed each morning –

great is your faithfulness.

[Lamentations 3:22 – 23]

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