Continuing The Healing Path with two of my grown daughters, at every turn of the page I run headlong into my failures. All the times I journeyed poorly. Became blind-leading-the-blind for my children.
I really tried, most of the time, when my own wounds didn’t shout louder. To give my children a “so much more” life than I grew up with.
Neglect. Betrayal. Failure to act.
It’s a punch to the solar plexus as I recognize how my weaknesses betrayed my children, my needs took precedence over theirs.
Clearly, I haven’t been the person I yearned to be when I was ten, writing in the margins of my little white New Testament. My life did not take the track I planned.
But that’s not all there is.
When Jesus stretched out his hands and called me across the water, he began to work in me, sometimes breaking down and building anew, at times pulling up from my past to create an unknown strength.
It’s been a long pathway, full of twists and turns. I’m a work in progress.
At times, I jump in and try to help out. That never works out well. I’m still flawed, unable to make myself who I really want to be.
More and more, I sense that am being healed. Clay being reshaped by the Master Potter. Set free to be the person I was created to be.
I am fashioned by Love, to love. Created to create.
Whether you are in the “I’ve made too many mistakes” crowd or the “wait for me to get it all together” boat, I’m stretching a hand your way, inviting you to the dance of the “make-overs”. (HGTV doesn’t even come close!)
You are welcome to join the Under Construction Crew.
Come on in. The water’s fine!
Scripture leaves no doubt about it: There’s nobody living right, not even one, nobody who knows the score, nobody alert for God. They’ve all taken the wrong turn; they’ve all wandered down blind alleys. . . .
The God-setting-things-right that we read about has become Jesus-setting-things-right for us. And not only for us, but for everyone who believes in him. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. . . .
This is not only clear, but it’s now—this is current history! God sets things right. . . What we’ve learned is this: God does not respond to what we do; we respond to what God does. We’ve finally figured it out. Our lives get in step with God and all others by letting him set the pace, not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade.
Romans 3:9,14,28 The Message (YouVersion)
Where are you in the journey?