Bare. Having nothing, doing nothing, creating nothing... and even in this, you are still incredible. Your core is still a child of God. And, yes, you can still be frustrated. And yes, you can still cry out to Him who knows all things and even this has not taken Him by surprise. And yes, it's not fair. But STILL, you bear His image - in all your imperfection. But STILL, your value has not been measured by the weight of your human impact. You are simply and astonishingly an Image Bearer - at your bare core. A whispered existence after a twinkle in His eye. He is already in awe. Who else are we trying to impress? There is nothing greater. The bells and whistles of our lives cannot make or break us. We cannot fail to nothing or excel to prove. We can rest in the being... because we are image bearers.
What kind of impact is that? Where do we go with that? How do we love with that? If we do not settle in the privilege of being - being an Image Bearer - then we will be frustrated. We will explode with anger turned bitter. We will cry, claw, and fight but the effect will not be sudden perfection - just because we want perfection. Nor are we thrown into contented surrender. No, our minds spin with comparison. What will calm us is the stark nakedness of the being... being His. Bare.
Recognize who you are... at your core.
A broken dryer, or anything I need to ask help for, will always slam me into my cemented reality... but the quick slide through the grief will only solidify me in the land of Image Bearer. Breathe. Smile. My reactive emotions broadcast where on my recognition road do I stand with the gravity of being His child. The gravity of a whisper turned Image Bearer.
Recognize whose you are. Incredible. Breathe.
Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, "Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.