INTRODUCING MYSELF: BASHFUL STREAKER.

On that note, welcome to my newly refreshed blog! Before I get back to my old tricks, I want to take a sec and re-introduce myself to my old friends and “formally” give new readers a little taste of what you’re in for.

Everyone generally thinks there is more to them than meets the eye and I’m no exception. In high school I remember being told I was like a “bashful streaker” – a well-behaved, disciplined girl whose silly sass generally caught people off guard as it left my mouth. Even today, that descriptor still feels pretty darn accurate..my relatable humor always seem to surprise new acquaintances when assumptions of the particulars of my life cause them to suppose otherwise.

My friendliness functions as a handy cloaking device…but just when you wonder if I‘m as well-adjusted as I come across, I generally produce a comment or action that implies something zestier than just efficiency – a life carried away by more than just the crisp border of “pulled togetherness.” A living oxy-moron, my personal descriptors seem to contradict themselves even as I simultaneously deliver on both sides of the coin…Intimidatingly approachable…Casually meticulous…Professional goofball…Imperviously vulnerable…Obliviously aware…Inspirationally critical…

And isn’t that the lot of us? All knowing we live up to more than a one-dimensional assumption? I’d hope that my qualities are somewhat of a beguiling combo but wouldn’t expect them to make sense, let alone be attractive, unless you know me personally.

This strange yet workable set of oddities we know to be true in ourselves are not far from how we as Christians are called to live…In the world but not of it…We must die to have life…Bow down to be lifted up….Foolish to be wise…

I wouldn’t expect that type of calling to make sense unless you also know Christ.

And that is what this blog is about: encouragement to pursue the dichotomy of the Christian life, living in the world but at the same time, not being of it. It’s not hard to live out the contradiction in our own ingrained personalities but it’s a struggle to adjust our lives to live in a world we were not created for, to serve a master who we cannot see, to pursue holy living in a world that is anything but. That’s why we need a community for encouragement as we figure out how to navigate the murky water of faith and action.

The one trait I own that doesn’t also have an opposing action working itself out through me is this: I’m confident. Unwavering. Resolute. Firm. Secure in knowing that God is who He says He is. He does what He says He can do. I am who He says I am and I can do what He says I can do. His Word is alive and active in me. (B. Moore / H. Blackaby) This is what we can all share together as Believers, no matter how uniquely different we are: God is for us and showed how much He values us by paying the ultimate price for us. It’s with that knowledge that we find the resolute will to figure out how to be bashful streakers, a holy mindset in a fallen world.

I look forward to streaking with you.

2 thoughts on “INTRODUCING MYSELF: BASHFUL STREAKER.

  1. What a great naptime treat for me today! It’s 70 degrees & sunny outside, I woke up without nausea for the first time in months, and I got to read some encouraging words from a best friend. Thanks, Meg:)

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