“This table. I sat down at this table, and I stayed. Without having to try to hide my shortcomings. Instead, we shared ours and even slapped our knees laughing about a few. Because some mistakes are so undoubtably insane that you have no choice but to laugh at them. This table didn’t try to perfect themselves. They embraced our imperfectness. Then we moved forward to what was ahead. Not glued to our mess ups.You see, loving this man Jesus isn’t contingent on whether or not we mess up. Loving Jesus is acknowledging we fell short, (even if it is yet again. Trust me, I know all about that) and choosing to get right back up.

Christianity isn’t perfection, my friend. We are not called to have it all together. We are going to mess up and we are going to fall.Choose to get back up. We can hide out and beat ourselves up for messing up, of course. But when it’s all said and done, God is still God. He forgives. He doesn’t disown what is His. So yes, we can mourn in it for weeks, but we will come to the conclusion that it’s time to move forward because there is such ahead. But the question that sat deep in my soul in one season was, how much time are we going to let go to waste in the duration? He already forgave us. It’s up to us when we choose to get back up. It’s up to us to pull up our mistake, look at it, maybe laugh about it, and toss it over our shoulder. There’s so much ahead. Now go get it, friend. And hey, just for the books – I am still sitting at the second table. Everyday”