Saturday morning I flew out to sunny Southern California. I had been looking for a great excuse to escape the oppressive Tennessee heat and this really cool opportunity (more about that later) popped up at the last minutes to spend a couple of days with friends in Cali-forn-ia. How could I say no to that?
After several hours in the sky, I landed at John Wayne International Airport and a perfect day ensued.
I got a haircut. And by cut, I mean CUT. (see exhibit A above)
And I heard a powerful message from Jeff Pries that felt like it was a not so subtle nudging,
“Lindsey, here’s how you deal with your terrible tally problem.”
Jeff said that a good relationship is one where people know their feelings (even the deep, dark, scary ones) and communicate them in humility and love.
He said that there is ALWAYS a gap in relationships between expectation and reality. And he said that you have to make a choice.
You have to choose whether you are going to expect the worst OR believe the best.
I am ready to make that choice.
I want to be someone who chooses recklessly, boldly, even naively, to believe the best.
I want to be someone who loves awkwardly.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and IT KEEPS NO RECORD OF BEING WRONGED. It does not rejoice in injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is awkward.
How was your weekend?
PS – Here’s a link to watch the complete message.