Even when you’re almost 41.
Even when it’s not the first time you’ve had your feelings hurt or your pride bruised or your confidence shaken.
Even when every rational bone in your body knows the stinky breath of the enemy is the one whispering about your lack of worthiness. Even when you know he’s a lying snake.
Even when you know Jesus and talk to Him often and have seen Him faithful over and over and over again. Even when you know His love is wide and deep and high and long.
Even then there are moments of shock of how much this life can be unsettling. Like the first moment as a child you realize not everyone will like you. Because, up to that point, you never considered that not everyone spoke nicely and could be your friend.
And you start to think it has something to do with you and hardly anything to do with the fact that people who walk around broken can’t help but cut each other with their rough edges.
Maybe all there is to do in that moment is stop. And listen to some wisdom from the great Dr. Seuss.
Today you are you; that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.
I’ll Just Be Beth. You Just Be You, friend.
Because no matter what else happens today, you are still the best and youest you that I know.