We all come into the world in one beautiful, innocent, cuddly piece. Then, life starts to chip away at us, experience by experience, relationship by relationship, self-loathing thought by thought. These things start to shape who we are and we get farther away from who God created us to be. BUT GOD can put all those pieces back together again. Brokenness is a part of the journey to wholeness. It’s okay if you feel broken right now. That just means you are ready to get whole.
Imagine taking a vase and breaking it on the floor. Now gather as many pieces as you can and glue them back together like a puzzle. You can make it look like a vase again. It may no longer hold water BUT put it back on the table and light a candle inside. Watch the light shine through the cracks. You are that broken vase. You can put the pieces back together and let your light shine. It is not too late.
That’s what Shine TYC lifestyle is all about. It’s not a pursuit of perfection. It’s not a journey back to being the unblemished slate you were when you were born. This life is about being the very best version of YOU. The YOU God intended you to be.
When you’re living a Shine TYC lifestyle you don’t compare yourself to others. You run your race. You live abundantly. You laugh. You love. You think. You don’t ignore the circumstances of your life, but also don’t let them dictate who you are. You can happily admit that you’re not perfect and you’re not trying to be. You know you aren’t BETTER THAN anyone, but aim to be BETTER OFF than you are today.
Welcome to Shine TYC living!