i am a perfectionist. like a personal pet peeve is when I write a paper by hand and I make the first mistake. “my paper no longer looks neat” or “ugh I just smudged the ink”. there’s a deeper meaning I promise. despite what has happened.. what “oops” you have had in your life, don’t let it just weigh you down. instead think of this as the opportunity to push through and create art out of scribbles and smudges. — John 9:3 —> Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.” <— in context the disciples were asking Jesus who had sinned that caused this man to be blind, but Jesus quickly answers that the purpose of this was that the work of God could be displayed and made manifest. honestly there are some things in my life that I don’t like. some scribbles and smudges that ruined my perfect paper. but sometimes I think about why I’m going through them and it’s not for punishment or a lack of care. this seasons that I may be going through might be the path that glorifies the Lord in the best way possible through this vessel. i am not sure 100% but I know that the God I serve is the One who can turn any mess into a masterpiece. ~from, ela.