(This post is basically a disclaimer…the next time someone thinks that I am trying to make cookie cutter marriages, or parenting or homemaking I will send them this link – so just humor me for a moment while I publically get this out! lol!)
Some time ago, a reader bumped into me while I was out and about. She began to share her feedback on my blog. It was transparent and honest. It was friendly while at the same time inquisitive and seeking some explanation for why I write some of the things that I write. While there were a plethora of topics we covered, at the end, the part that disturbed me was that though I have said many times on this site that “you should NOT try to be like me.
” It appeared she did not receive that message. Ugh!
So let me explain – You should never seek to be me…you are amazing – God created you with all those gifts and talents so different than mine that your life would be wasted if you tried to be me.
As Chris Brogan says “be you hard. You’re going to do so much more than me. You’re going to change your space. You’re going to… nail it. Why try to be me. I’m going to falter at some point and you’ll have forgotten about comparisons. You should. Be you. It’s way more fun.”
The Biblical principles that I share on the blog should be the same for all of us – but how we apply them will look different
in every home.
I open the doors to my home via this blog to simply say “come on in and take a peak. This is how I do it. If it could be of help or encouragement feel free to join me on my journey. I am here to serve God and you BUT if this blog does not serve you there’s this little red X up in the corner that you should click.”
Now of course, I don’t want to chase you all away!!! lol! I love you guys! BUT I am not trying to gain followers of “Courtney” but rather followers of Christ. That’s who I am. I’m a flawed follower of Christ.
Jesus Christ said in Luke 9:23 “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” I am learning how to live the crucified life one step, one day, one month, one season, one year, one decade at a time. God has used marriage, parenting, and homemaking to bring out my ugly sin and sanctify me and that is the process that I am sharing here with you – sanctification. On my own, I am feeble at best.
If you need a friend to journey along side of you in your life long pursuit of following Jesus – I’m in. But if you are trying to be like me…this is going to backfire – I am going to fail you and you will hate me in the end.
Rejoice in your uniqueness. Nail being you! Have fun being you! Delight in our differences! Do NOT be Courtney.
Walk with the King!