Do you ever feel good enough?
Our world knocks us down
Last week, while getting ready for our shift volunteering at the Interfaith Thrift Store, a table was brought to my attention. “Charma, this table looks like you.” I love when someone sees something that reminds them of me! What a tremendous gift of love to see someone in a item.
As soon as I saw it, I couldn’t believe how accurate she was.
At the end of our shift, the beautiful table was loaded in my car
Usually, when I get a new project, I can immediately see what it “can be.” What a new paint job could do for its appearance. How it needs to be changed here or there.
This table…….was perfect just the way it was
It definitely needed some cleaning. It needed some nails set and just an overall once over.
Sometimes we need a good cleaning too. Sometimes on the outside like this last night as we demo’d at our church building getting ready for a new school addition.
And sometimes the insides need a little cleaning and we need to take some time to read our Bible or chat with a friend about our troubles.
The table was given a coat of urethane to protect it from water. The word of God is our urethane.
We need to be protected too. We need to put on the armor of God every single day.
Ephesians 6 says:
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Our world is a scary place. It’s hard to know what is true. What is right. Who to listen to and who to trust. But when we put on our armor everyday, just like this table has its protection, we can withstand the elements.
Now this beautiful old table sits “perfect” just the way it was.
Have a wonderful day 💜