He wants your ugly

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"but God chose the foolish...

                                                          the weak...
        the lowly...
                                                                                   and despised...
                           the things that are not..."


I was having a rough week back in August, and I flipped open my Bible to 1 Corinthians 1:27-30 to find this stunning, hard-hitting, smack-you-in-the-face kind of reminder that God wants the ugly in me.

He wants to use it to point to his own glory... the more broken I am, the more beautiful He seems, the more places He has to stick his fingers into every aspect of my life. And I thought, I cannot be perfect, not even for God. But I can be a little bit ugly... and broken, and weak. And He loves me anyway... He wants the ugly in me, the unedited, and He wants to make it beautiful.



xx,
Olivia

13 comments:

  1. This was so something I needed to hear. And it was incredibly beautiful. Thank you, Olivia. <3

    ~ Savannah
    scattered-scribblings.blogspot.com

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    1. It hits me over and over and over again, Savannah... I feel it, too!

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  2. Wow...so true. Thank you for this. :)

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  3. thank you for reminding me of this, olivia <3 it's so easy to forget.

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    1. so, so easy to forget! You're welcome anytime, Autumn. <3

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  4. This is literally the easiest thing ever to forget. I'm writing those verses down right now. <3

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    1. Crazy, right?? I had a jaw-drop moment when I read this.

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  5. He wants to use it to point to his own glory... the more broken I am, the more beautiful He seems, the more places He has to stick his fingers into every aspect of my life. >>>this. THIS.

    Ugh, wow, I just have no words.

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  6. Goodness, girl! This was wonderful. God is using you! And I really think there is something profoundly powerful about 1st and 2nd Corinthians. Those books are really on my heart right now. The freedom to be ugly before the Lord....wow, what a beautiful thing :)

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