Sometimes we wonder what’s wrong with us.
I saw a question this week that made me pause. Someone asked if we should feel ashamed for being emotional? Should we be hard on ourselves for being a mess? In my opinion no.
Sometimes people make us feel like we should be sorry for being emotional or struggling with depression and anxiety. We really shouldn’t feel bad about it. Everyone has moments of weakness!
We sometimes forget that we are all beautiful messes! There is no such thing as a perfect person. (Aside from Jesus Christ ). Each one of us has struggled. That person telling you to stop being a mess is a mess too! Just because they seem to be more together than you doesn’t make that true!
We tend to be hard on others and most times we can’t even tell them what we are feeling. We get tired, hungry, sick and weak. We shut down and babble as well as crash and burn at this thing called life. Stress does kill we know.
Looking at me…
It is hard when you are disabled to live with the things you can’t do. I am forced to admit on a daily basis I need more help than I want!
My Disability is physical but it takes its toll on me mentally too. Those things I can’t do make me feel worthless sometimes! That list of restrictions seems to rule me at times.
No matter if your disability is physical or mental or both we all have that list of weaknesses that we have to deal with daily. There is always a mountain we can’t climb.
We have to find a way to focus on the mountains we can climb instead! This doesn’t mean we won’t fall apart on a daily basis. It just means we are committed to facing the struggle!
Climb the mountain and slide down the other side.
How do we climb those mountains? I’m clueless. For me, it is by the grace of God. What does that look like? Me being a mess and stumbling through life day by day I find I’ve gotten somewhere I didn’t know I could find.
I’m the first to say don’t follow me! I’m always lost, a mess, and either early or late. I think that is true for all of us, but I admit sometimes I think it is just me.
So if you’re feeling like you’re the only one who is a mess, remember I’m a mess too! Sometimes we are so broken we can’t call on each other for help. That’s when we need to call on God. So call me maybe… Call God definitely!