Two days ago, I heard a hot mess defined as an attractive disaster. HA! Laughed out loud, I have to tell ya. Me sporting my favorite t-shirt (thank you Margaret Feinberg) is pictured to the left. God Bless This Hot Mess. God Bless This Attractive Disaster. Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, right? I also wonder about the attractive part, but according to God, this definition is right on point.
Ephesians 2:10 Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus. Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing! No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. (The Message)
This is short, sweet and inspired by the message series below. Feel free to click on it and listen. But before I call out someone else's mess, I better be ready to own mine. How do we know a mess when we see one? We are one. We all have our messes. How do we define mess? We don't have to; the scripture does it for us. Apart from the truth of God, there would be no standard for what a mess is. As soon as we own our mess, we recognize only One is capable of fixing it.
Happy Listening, Y'all!
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.