For years I tried to keep my life in perfect order. I was constantly straightening, arranging, and controlling. And when I felt that I had things in order, somehow, I thought that I was in control. But at the end of the day, life is messy. We can try and separate ourselves from the complicated things, the people that are unlike us, situations that seem unsafe. But is that how Jesus lived? He lived and moved daily in and out of complicated situations, always remaining who He was; able to touch lives, able to heal and help people. I’ve played it safe for over half my life. I’m ready to step out and be more like Jesus. Even if that means life will get complicated. Even if that means life will get messy. Especially if that means I can live my life every day trying to be more like Him.

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