How many memes do you scroll past on a daily basis that say something along the lines of “Yeah, I AM a mess-and I’m perfectly okay with it.” And how many of those memes do you double tap because, yeah, you feel like you’re kind of a mess right now; you can totally relate.
I get it. And I don’t have a problem with being self-deprecating. In fact, I think making fun of ourselves, to a certain extent, is good for the soul. It brings us back down to earth.
But I also can’t help but wonder...are these memes and these phrases we use to describe ourselves to our friends taking a larger toll on us than we realize?
C.S. Lewis once wrote, “All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.”
I think most of us are okay with “liking” these self-loathing memes & joking with our friends about our lives being in "shambles" because deep down we know that isn’t who we really are--we’re just pretending to be that girl whose life is kind of a mess right now.
The problem with this becomes, if we continuously project this image of ourselves into the world of social media, our peers, and sometimes even our coworkers, how long will it be before we start to ACTUALLY believe that this “version” of ourselves is the real one? How long will it be before we start doubting our worth?
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” -Psalm 139:14
It’s okay to realize that you’re not perfect; of course, none of us are or ever can be. But you should also NEVER FORGET that YOU are a creation made by God. And He made you carefully, lovingly, and with a purpose.
You don’t have to have it all together right now. Let God show you how your quirks can actually be put to use for His & your benefit. One step at a time--you’ll get there.