To show up or not to show up….that is the question.
Feeling less than people ready or worthy
Feeling tired and not on your game
Feeling as though you don’t have a great thing to share today
Overthinking, Overanalyzing, and not taking action.
That has been me for quite a while. I haven’t been showing up consistently. A wonderful friend of my was clear to me that I wasn’t showing up and called me out very kindly and with lots of love.
I thought about it and a new friend reminded me that I don’t have to be picture perfect to show up on live I just have to bring my best when inspiration hits. Work to get back in my groove.
So I’m typing this today to say that you just need to be reminded that when nothing seems like it is going the way you want it to. When you don’t feel like showing up. When you feel defeated. Show up with your best self in that moment. That could mean messy hair, sweats, and no makeup. How great of a confidence boost when you realized you can still accomplish the same things no matter what.
I believe we meet people where they are not where we are. Shouldn’t I be willing to have some grace for myself as well? My life is in a constant state of transition right now. That means I don’t do my makeup or get dressed nice every day. I throw my hair up in a clip wash my face, wear leggings, a comfy shirt and get to work.
It does help that I work from home so I have some freedom to not wear shoes or care about those things.
I love my life and my purpose. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
- Getting back to why I’m doing what I’m doing.
- Getting back to who I’m serving.
- Getting back to living out my faith.
Doesn’t mean I have to look a certain way or be on point all the time. I realized if I portray perfection then I’m not approachable and not authentic.
(Go with me a moment on this…I know some of you aren’t believers. I am so I share what I know. This in no way says that I expect you to believe as I do. Everyone, no matter your faith, is welcome here)
Jesus was born in a manger to one of God’s humble servants, not in a castle to riches, wealth, and earthly royalty. Jesus lived a poor humble life. He walked the roads from town to town spreading the good news of God through love, grace, mercy, and healing to show what God looks likes. Jesus suffered through no fault of his own. He was taken by the Jews and turned over to the Romans because of the work he was doing and it threatened others. He wore torn and tattered clothing. He washed peoples feet.
He LOVED people no matter their crime or sins.
I know there will always be people who come up against me. I’m ok with that. I know there will always be people that don’t believe as I do. I’m ok with that. I know there will always be people who attempt to discredit me and gossip about me. I’m ok with that too.
Do you know why?
Because I am walking the path I was called to and I walk in love and attempt to be my best every day. I am learning to love others where they are not where I think they should be. I am doing my best to live like Jesus who I believe is our Lord and Savior.
I’m ok having conversations with people who don’t agree with me. I don’t expect people to agree with me. I just believe it is amazing when we can agree to disagree yet learn from each other, what they believe in any part of their lives, so we can respect others position. I do pray that I’m able to help people find hope in Christ.
We may not agree with people showing up online when they aren’t all put together.
We may not agree with some of the topics that are shared on social media.
We may not agree with students protesting something that takes away their rights before they have it.
I do believe that showing up as your best is commendable and allows you room to move and grow and gain confidence and learn.
I believe we should show up with whatever our best is. My family doesn’t care that I look like a hot mess when I am giving them my love and attention or cooking for them or even going out in public with them. They love that I show up. My presence is more important than my appearance.
I’m not saying to let yourself go and not take care of yourselves. I’m just saying there are moments, days, and seasons in our lives when sweatpants, T-shirt’s, and no makeup is your best.
So to show up or not to show up…..no longer a question.
Show up for yourself every day.
Go after your life with greatness
Give your best where ever you are at!