This morning I finally woke up with enough time to sit here and open up my devotionals to read and meditate on.
Real beauty isn’t about a finished or flawless product. It can’t be. It’s not possible on this side of eternity to have completed beauty. Our restoration will be complete in the presence of God when we see Him face to face.
Two nights ago I went to see Taylor Swift in concert. She was amazing, but that’s not the only reason I love her. Her songs are stories and many times they’re about this fantasy romance, but she also sings about being “Fifteen” and how her friend gets caught up in this high school whirlwind romance only to come out crying and hurting. As I listened to it that night, I realized that’s exactly the kind of expectations I had about love when I was 15. But I look at where I am today and I see how God has molded me from those experiences, has taught me countless lessons on relying only on His unchanging love, and is continuing to build me. I’m far from perfect now but I know that as I keep walking with Him on His path, I’ll get there.