We will scar them

February 15, 2013 in Five Minute Friday

At my core, I believe I am his beloved. I believe he has a plan for me. That he loves me. That he can take care of the sparrows and therefore of me. But the humans in my life, they don’t love me perfectly and I let those imperfections cloud my view of his perfection.  Even though I label all humans as sinners, when thedon’t respond the way I want them to, they lead me away from beloved. For dwelling in the place of beloved means grace and mercy and wisdom, f imperfections hurt, I dwell on what should be.  And when I sit, surrounded by the imperfections, the ways people forget me, fail to acknowledge what I do, beloved is a far away place. And when the afternoon wears long, the minutes of answering endless questions stretches past patience and settling the bickering between two fiercely loved girls who have acquired their selfishness genetically grows grating, I snap. And these beloved souls, temporarily in my care,  recoil. Apologies follow and my own imperfect love glares.Perhaps the greatest gift of parenting is the forced acknowledgement that we cannot raise these gifts perfectly. That we will scar them. We must depend on the love of our Father to guide us. So we pray for grace and mercy and wisdom. And my spotlights on how others fail to help me, how they or all. Help me to dwell in beloved.

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Katina February 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

LOVE this. How how I feel just like this often. I snap….waaaay too often. You are right, life can make us feel far from beloved. We need the reminder!

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WICK February 15, 2013 at 5:39 pm

It’s humbling for sure…and yet also relieving. I can’t be expected to “be it all” for them, because I never can be. I submit my role and identity to their Father in Heaven, and do all I can alongside him. Thanks for the reminder!

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Becky Daye February 15, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Help me to dwell in beloved- Oh, friend! This is going to stick with me too. I can so relate to everything that you said and you are right- it is so hard to remember that we are beloved. Thank you for sharing this. Thankful for you!!!!

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Julie February 16, 2013 at 3:35 am

I love this – thanks for sharing your heart. Blessings, Julie

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Barbie February 18, 2013 at 5:21 am

“And when I sit, surrounded by the imperfections, the ways people forget me, fail to acknowledge what I do, beloved is a far away place.” Oh how I get this. That I would dwell in beloved so that I would receive His grace and mercy to give to others.

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