Scripture tells us to “count it all joy” when we’re in the midst of trials. That sounds like a great idea, until we are the ones actually experiencing those trials. Can we hold the reality of our pain, disappointment, and grief in one hand, and also hold the truth of God’s promises in the other? Our guest today not only believes that we can embrace the tension between these two realities, but she’s here to show us how to do it.
Today I welcome to the show my friend, Shelly Snead. She is a mom to 4, a wife of 28 years, a writer, and a podcaster. She is also passionate about helping you embrace the UN-perfect life you’ve been dealt.
In part 1 of our 2-part conversation, we discuss
- Why should we embrace UN-Perfect? Doesn’t Jesus call us to some level of perfection…or at least excellence? Are you asking us to excuse our sin as “this is just the way God made me”?
- The importance of acceptance–embracing the reality that this is what we’ve been dealt and it will never be “perfect” on this side of heaven
- Obstacles to embracing our UN-Perfect lives
More about Shelly:
Shelly is a writer/podcaster residing in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. She and her husband, Art, have been miraculously married for 28 years, have 4 kids (2 from the womb and 2 from the heart), and one spoiled pup they rescued in a weak moment. When she’s not searching for her keys, she teaches piano, leads worship, co-leads the Asheville Area Christian Adoption/Foster mom support group, and leads Bible Study for the beautiful women at Abba’s House residential recovery program for moms. She blogs occasionally and hosts the Un-perfect Podcast weekly.
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From This Episode
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1 Intro: The now and the not-yet – living in the tension
2 Moving from hiding to authenticity
3 Moving from comparison to contentment
4 Moving from control to surrender
5 Moving from insignificance to purpose
6 Moving from regret to hope
7 Moving from worry to peace
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