Here at SixEight Church, we have a saying. We didn’t come up with it, but we did fix it. Okay, that sounds arrogant. We changed it to make it a little more true.
“It’s okay to not be okay. It’s just not okay to stay that way.”
You’ve probably heard the first part before. It’s pretty popular. And it’s true. You don’t have to be perfect. You don’t have to put on a show to prove that you have all your stuff together. That’s a waste of time. We waste too much time trying to make people think things about us that aren’t true.
And I want to remind you, you don’t have to be perfect to come to the food pantry. You don’t have to be perfect to come to our church. You don’t have to have everything fixed or working to be a part of our church. That’s never going to happen. So, stop putting coming to church off until you do. 🙂
But, like I said, we take it one step further.
It is okay to not be okay…for a season. Life happens and knocks us off our balance. We get tripped up over one thing or another. It’s okay to not be okay.
But, it’s not okay to stay that way.
This is the misperception we’ve come to accept in our society, and it’s just not true. We’ve believed a lie that we are the way we are, and there’s nothing we can do to change that. That, my friends, simply is not true.
If you’ve been feeling like every day is groundhog day, and nothing ever changes, it may be time to ask, “what have I done to change the way things are?” You do not have to stay in the same state of not being okay. You are allowed to change.
It may take some effort on your part. In fact, it will take a lot of effort on your part. But, things can get better. You can get better. I can get better. What can you do today to change the way things are?