As it turns out, it seems that there are people who find my life amusing. Haha – if only they knew.

 
I believe the exact words were, “you should have your own sitcom.”

 
Unfortunately, my life is 99% boring. (See also: dull, humdrum, ordinary.) And for the 1%, I can’t take credit for the comedic genius, people- these things just happen to me!

 
Like the time when a random acquaintance thought that my co-worker and I were dating. It was probably a you-had-to-be-there moment, but somehow, it had our other co-workers in stitches.

 
(For the record, he’s married and quite a bit older than me. Also, the acquaintance assured me I could do much better. And my co-workers are now convinced that I’m in the market for an older man. We’ll see.)

 
The truth is, my life really is ordinary; and yes, sometimes boring.

 
But, (and I hate to break it to you) I’m ok with boring. Really. Sometimes I feel badly for those people whose lives are all excitement, all the time. Seriously- they must be exhausted!

 
(Who am I kidding – I don’t feel bad. I’m pretty sure that they bring it upon themselves with their quick wit and dramatic flair.)

 

If I’m being real with you, right now I feel like I’m actually at a point where I can be content with who I am, where God has placed me, and what He has called me to do.

 

It hasn’t been an easy road to get here, and there are still regular bumps along the way.

 
And by no means am I thinking that I’ve arrived – I’m constantly reminded that there is so much more work to be done.
But I’m content to know that. I’m coming to terms with my imperfections, recognizing that there will always be new levels of excellence to strive for.

 
I’m ok with being imperfect, because I know that this is the place where God can meet me and change me.

 

There’s that beautiful old chorus that goes…

 

Change me Lord,
Change me Lord,
Don’t let me stay the same.
Lord, I want to be just like You.
Take my life, make my life,
Just what You want me to be.
Lord, please change me.
Change me dear Lord.

 

I want those words to be written on my heart so that every word, every action, and every situation are seen through the lens of wanting to become more like Jesus.

 

Just what You want me to be.

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It just feels right.

For years I’ve resisted starting a blog because I didn’t want it to be about me.

I questioned my motives: would I be writing for the attention? To over-share?

 

But then, a few incredibly inspiring ladies (her, her, her, her, and her) began to make me wonder if I was missing out.

 

What if I’m missing out on the chance to be a part of a beautifully encouraging community?

What if I’m missing out on the opportunity to use my God-given influence?

What if it doesn’t have to be about me?

 

I’m going to embrace the offer of community, and let my heart be encouraged by their influence.

I’m going to learn what it means to be real in a way that blesses others.

I’m going to stop shying away from the things God wants to say through my life.

 

I’m going to take a step of faith, and see where it takes me.

 

And it feels so good.