The Real Me

Shadow me, Outer Banks NC

How many of you can relate?

Scene 1: Early Morning. Lisa arises, feels new, refreshed, ready to tackle the day. She blogs about rising above the storm clouds, about dealing well with the “it is” in her life. Feeling good.

Scene 2: Late afternoon. Lisa is half crying and half mad. Things have gone from bad to worse with little and big irritations, changes, stresses, people being people. Husband laughingly, lovingly, asks where the “it is” girl has gone. She feels a headache beginning.

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23

We are human. Life happens. People keep on being people, and none of us are perfect for sure.

Is the real me the one who blogs in the morning? Or the frustrated headachy one in the afternoon? The real me is both of these creatures. God has created us with a myriad of colorful, wonderful and sometimes exhausting emotions.

Verses like the one above bring me great joy and peace. He knows me. He loves me. He gives me new compassion every morning. He will remain faithful to me no matter what.

Thank goodness.

Love, Lisa

5 thoughts on “The Real Me

  1. I simply love ’The Real Me!!’ It’s SO REAL!! Yes, we are all complex human beings, to say the very least. We are far from perfect creatures, as you said, and our emotions can change on a dime!!! That’s why we need our Lord so much. He lifts us up and holds us together!! And He always shows up when we call on Him! What a Praise!!! STAY REAL and STAY LISA!! You lift us up, too!!

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      • The real me …. You are so right. Most people try to be what they believe others want them to be. Well, I am an unusual person. I am very honest and truthful. Of course the truth that I say is what “I” believe to be the real truth. Someone asked me “how is that working for you Doug?” My response is not so well. I have very few friends and I feel pretty much unwanted and the only time I am called upon is when I am needed to perform a task for someone or group who does not want to do this task themselves. Yes, I feel used. Sad.

  2. Yes we are all the same. Up and then down. When I start feeling that things are just not as good as they should I listen to Third Day’s music the one I like is “Soul On Fire”. It gets me back to the right side of things. Try it out.
    Doug Dwyer

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