Okay With Not Being Okay

The Gospel, in other words, liberates us to be okay with not being okay.  We can stop pretending that we are anyone but who we actually are.  Which means we can admit our weaknesses to ourselves without feeling as if the flesh is being ripped off our bones.  We can take off our masks and explore our self-justifying compulsions from a safe distance

When you understand that your significance, security and identity are all locked in Christ, you don’t have to win – you’re free to lose.  And nothing in this broken world can beat a person who isn’t afraid to lose!  You may even find you’re free enough to say crazy, risky, counterintuitive stuff like, “To live is Christ and to die is gain!”

– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 1642


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