Today I'm joining my friend The Gypsy Mama for five minutes where I'll write without editing, backtracking, or second guessing. Writing because it brings me joy. Five minutes to share, to unite, to process our hearts. Just five minutes.
Grit is the sand that smooths us, refines us, changes our hearts and our ways.
Easy? One loud, emphatic NO.
But necessary. My God uses the grit in my life to shape me into the woman, the mother, the wife and friend he desires me to be. I don't enjoy the dirty, the pain, the scratch of being made into a new creation. I want to stay the same...but don't we all? It is oh-so-much easier to maintain than it is to change.
But if I never go through the fire, I cannot become the masterpiece He has chosen to make of me.
I want to become the transparent, beautiful glass that is formed when heat and sand meet...I want to reflect Him well.
I cannot do it alone. I need the grit. I will embrace His plan to smooth, mold, create me in His image.
Bring on the grit.