My mind keeps telling me: Kelly, you’re kind of a writer.
Kind of. Those words, again?!!
I am kind of legit.
I have a book, but I still kind of question my writing.
I have another one coming some day in the future, but I kind of wonder if it will be any good?
I have some people who read this blog, but I kind of wonder if they’ll stick around?
I have creativity, but what if it kind of decides it wants to leave me one day?
Even more, I’m kind of a good mom.
I am nice, at times, but I kind of say this a lot, “You all are not listening or doing what I tell you.”
I am trying hard, but the kitchen is kind of a complete disaster zone.
I am kind of trying to keep up with the school calendar, I text moms a lot to see what’s going on.
I am kind of giving my daughter turkey too often in that lunch box.
I am a kind of wife too.
I kind of remember hugs or physical touch.
I kind of meet his needs before my own.
I kind of feel I impress him.
Can I tell you? Kind of stinks, friends. It’s so one foot in, one foot out. It is so hesitant to claim goodness. It’s so constantly wondering if it’s ever going to cross the finish line to peace.
Where are you kind of living?
Where are kind of okay with yourself?
Kind of makes everything temporary, conditional and based on you.
Certainty makes everything eternal, independent and based on God.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. (Ps. 40:2)
His rock is right here, in front of us. It calls to us. To you.
We can choose to step out of the mud and mire of thoughts, doubts, wonderings, hypotheses and theories – and make it to firm ground.
Ground where we become certain:
- God forgives.
- God helps.
- God grows us.
- God provides faith.
- God lights the way.
It is not a gray area. It is not nebulous. It is not done by a God who kind of shows up. No, with God: He does it. 100% he does it. He follows through and all we do is – stand firm on it.
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Thank you for hosting!
Thanks for this honest sharing that invites me to throw my “kind of’s” out and to accept the completeness that is offered in Christ.
Well said Kelly. May we never left Satan marginalize our efforts for Christ with doubt or fear. God has placed us right where we are for this specific moment in time. He will empower us to live for Him, We must keep our eyes on Jesus and not our circumstances. Thank you for allowing me to share here. I hope you have a wonderful week and God bless you and yours.
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Soooo thankful that we serve a God who doesn’t just ‘kind of’ show up 🙂 Great post to remind us of how our Daddy is there for us.
Praying you sense God’s presence in a wonderful way this week as you allow Him to share His heart towards you. May you write great work in this atmosphere.
Be Blessed & Refreshed,
I didn’t realize how many “kind of’s” I have in my life! Yikes! You are so right! Thank you!
So true, “Kind of stinks.” I find myself stuck there a lot.
I can so identify! I loved this statement, “Kind of makes everything temporary, conditional and based on you.” That last phrase, “based on you.” I had never thought of it that way. Thanks for your transparency and thanks, too, for hosting!
Kelly, I loved this post. And these words right here: “Kind of stinks, friends. It’s so one foot in, one foot out. It is so hesitant to claim goodness. It’s so constantly wondering if it’s ever going to cross the finish line to peace.”
Yes and amen. I hadn’t thought about how “kind of” is a cop out for claiming the goodness God has for us. It’s hiding behind a veneer of insecurity. You’ve got me thinking. Thank you for that!
Oh my goodness, Kelly. This. Thank you! ?
I love it that God doesn’t just kind of show up! Great thought! He’s not just kind of God, either, and He doesn’t just kind of keep His promises! Woo hoo! What a wonderful God we serve! 🙂
Love this Kelly! Planting my feet on firm ground and ditching the kind of;)
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I’m so with you on this! I find myself nodding along to the “kind of” mentality in all areas of my life. And I know the part about the firm foundation and the rock. I KNOW it, but I miss one crucial thing: I need to stand on it.
Thank you for reminding me today.
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