I have a friend who once had his house jacked so that it was supported by bedrock rather than clay. He shared with me that his house is now all “womperjawed” (yes, he’s from Texas). Not a thing in the house is square – but it’s solid. His house had been founded on clay so long that everything had shifted over time. In fact, much of it was square before he jacked it, because it had all shifted together. It looked good and felt comfortable, but it wasn’t solid.
When my friend made the decision to jack the house to found it on bedrock, he gave up the comfort and aesthetics he had before. His house doesn’t look as good as it once did, but now it’s solid and will stand the test of time.
What a great analogy for what happens to our lives when we accept Christ and anchor our lives to the Rock. When we accept Christ, the people around us start to realize that we don’t have it all together like we used to pretend that we did. Our flaws begin to show, but we can rejoice in that! God doesn’t waste anything. He uses our flaws as much or more than He uses our strengths to accomplish His purposes. We can afford to be vulnerable with people and let them see how “womperjawed” we are, because we’ve got a solid foundation.
“Square” is overrated. It’s better to be a mess with a message than to be “perfect” without a prayer.