I love this type of person. They’re feisty, bold, protective, sometimes brutally honest – they make mistakes. But beneath the surface there’s a beacon of light and a pure, soft heart. They know what they stand for, and yes, they trip up a lot but they almost always get back up on their feet. Always trying, always looking ahead.
I am lucky to have a best friend like this. Lovely girl; been through hell and you’d never guess it. She’s always smiling, always loving, making everyone her best friend, especially the broken ones. She is fiercely defensive of her loved ones but forgiving to her enemies. She knows how to give someone the benefit of the doubt. She’s got a sailor’s mouth and likes to play tough, but she’s an incredible softy. She’s not perfect and some would even call her crazy, but she has a warm heart.
These kind of people are often the ones many self-righteous Christians look down on, so you know they’re doing something right. It’s because they make many visible mistakes – they’re too honest, too defiant, but these are the precious people that God loves because they are the people who fall seven times and get up every single time. They have an objective in mind, and although they are the type of adventurer that takes the direct path to the mountain, through countless bramble batches and thorn bushes, they will most definitely arrive at their destination.
I feel God has a special place in His heart for these rough people because He chose them – fishermen, tax collectors, prostitutes, even murderers – as His followers on earth. They were flawed and made many mistakes, but once they committed themselves to Christ they knew what their destination was and were eager to please Him. After all, “he who has been forgiven much, loves much.” God prefers someone who makes many mistakes but has a soul that is passionate for goodness than someone who thinks they make little mistakes and has no passion.