Be Real. Be YOU!

I’ll let you in on a little secret, I never seem to measure up to the high standards I set for myself. You can totally relate, right? I know I'm not alone in this struggle.


We are all a little broken, and that's OK!

But it's time to face it. We will never be perfect. We will never be a size 0. We will never have perfect hair. Or perfect makeup. Or even the perfect clothes. And forget about the perfect nails or the latest perfect fashions. 

There is no such thing as perfect. It’s an illusion we all seem to strive for. 

I’m done with all the madness. It's just too exhausting trying to be perfect.

I’m finally realizing that I’m sort of cool. I’m pretty simple. I’m modest. I’m way insecure. I’m funny. And a little bit crazy (in a good way!) I really like my hair long, but I'll likely cut it short at some point and start growing it out all over again, cuz I'm never really content, even when it comes to my hair. And I can’t stand being around superficial people. That’s just how God wired me. And you know what? That's OK.

So can I make a plea with you today? And please hear me out.
Let's stop comparing ourselves to others and just be real!

Let's forget happiness, perfection, or whatever it is you might be striving for today - at least as dictated by the world’s standards. It’s exhausting! (And can we truly be happy, perfect, fashionable or insert your impossible desire here by the world’s standards anyway? They're constantly changing!)

It's time to gain some perspective.

There is no such thing as happily ever after. So throw it out the window. Start from scratch, grounded in reality this time!  

Let’s agree to just be “happy” resting in the Lord. Downright JOYFUL even! With whatever comes our way. I mean after all, even in the worst, most difficult times of life, if the Lord is with us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)

We can still be joyful despite all the chaos, imperfection and pain of life. At least that is what God has taught this girl through 2 severe car accidents, several major health crises, a very difficult childhood and a slew of other spiritual and life struggles that have molded me into the Christian woman that I am today.

And if I had a do over, I wouldn't change a thing. I'm alive and kicking and loving the Lord!

We all have issues to deal with in our daily lives. We are all imperfect. We all come with baggage. And we all need a savior. But sometimes in the day to day hustle and bustle of life we forget all that. We put on our smiley faces, tell the world we are "fine" and we go about our daily lives barely scratching the surface with our husbands, kids, family and friends.

Let's stop the madness shall we? Let's be real with one another. Let's share our deepest fears, crazy imperfections, silliest failures and deepest joys with each other! Let's tear down the walls of shame, perfection and insecurity and find freedom that comes from being showered in God's grace.

Be the special person God created only you to be!

Showered In His Grace,
Nicki

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