Dear Friends, I am very excited to feature our guest blogger, "Missy Jo!"
Missy Jo is a wife and a preschool teacher; she holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, is passionate about writing and lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and three dogs.
Her message is a beautiful word that is relevant, relatable, honest and full of wisdom.
Enjoy her post and please visit her website for more beauty!
"From Water 2 Wine"
"Why I’m Perfectly at Ease Being God’s Awkward Girl"
Hopefully I'm not alone in this, but I constantly get the feeling that I never outgrew my "awkward phase" (which I was looking forward to in junior high!). Without fail I am clumsy and embarrass easily. I hardly ever say the right thing in the right moment, and even when I do, I don't stop talking soon enough. That look that people get when they're politely checking for an escape route makes me want to cringe! For instance, at church recently. When I should have simply nodded my head and smiled when the message was being explained to me, I instead said something I intended to be witty. It was quite less, though, and ended up seeming more questioning and sarcastic. "BOO, awkward self!". However, there is hope.
As a literacy major and a writer I constantly critique my work. As a Jesus follower, likewise, I am forever critiquing my actions and my heart. With crowds filtering into the sanctuary, I was still dwelling on my words in self pity when one of my pastors walked up with a kind smile. I couldn't help but tell him all about my insecurities as I wondered if I would ever outgrow being God's awkward girl. In our brief but enlightening discussion, I was able to come away with three crucial truths.
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