I never thought I had it all together, I just always knew I was loved unconditionally by a Man who held me together. One who continued to piece me together when I consistently came to him messed up and broken.
I found Him to truly be The Potter as I am just mere clay. Shaping and molding me, holding me still, forming me to His perfection, His perfect will. In His eyes, I'm a masterpiece, fearfully and wonderfully made...my flaws do not define me.
Presently I am writing this blog while sitting under the hair dryer at Essence of Faith Hair Studio in Houston, Texas. I've been coming here for almost three years for the excellence services of my hairstylist Shemika. I believe God truly has gifted her hands to do many things and I'm so glad taking care of my hair is one of them. :)
So why is my location and what I'm doing today at this moment important? Because, taking care of me is important, loving on me is important, and I want you to know the same goes for you.
Earlier today I had to come face to face with myself, one of those, "Hey, you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself" type things. Truth is I didn't wreck myself but The Holy Spirit did. There I was driving in my car venting to God about a situation that had me beyond irritated and bothered. My emotions were running and my amygdala was not calm, so I was just going off at the mouth letting it all out. Then suddenly, God spoke as calm as The Father He is to me...He reminded me that I'm not perfect and it is okay. Although the world and others put an invisible unspoken expectation on us (pressure) to be such, we have to know we are not perfect and never will be. However, we do have a Father who is able to perfect us and keep us from falling. He will make sure we represent Him and always turn to Him to help us even in our weakness.
So just as my hair is all over my head at the moment and I'm in need of getting this maintenance done immediately, I'm glad I'm not perfect. I'm glad I don't have it all together, but God consistently keeps me together when I want to become unraveled and undone. He pulls me in close when I need to be checked and made a new.
God knows you aren't perfect. Do you know that you have need of Him? Leave pride at the door because you need all the help you can get from the one who knows more about you than you do. Let go of the expectations of others and just be! Just be you! Allow Him to take you through the process on the wheel until He is finished with you...until you are to his perfection!
My hairstylist knows how to do hair, she is gifted at what she does. She knows about the hair on your head and the hair you buy at the store, and just as I have placed myself in a posture of humility to get made over from someone who knows more than me on the matter, it is the same with God. He knows more on the matter concerning you, He knows more about you than you know yourself, so let Him do His job! He is The Potter and He will perfect that which concerns you...He will make sure you are to Potters Perfection!
*Reference: Jeremiah 18:1-4 ; Isaiah 64:8*