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If I had to use one word to sum up my year … IMPERFECTION … would be it. Despite how hard I try, how much I pray, or how many hours a day I spend surrounding myself in His presence … the outcome is still the same – failure! The Lord has had me on the path of selflessness, and there discouragement is everywhere. I am an “entitled” person, or at least so I thought I was. But I’ve been learning (the hard way) that how God sees me and what He thinks of me is the only thing that matters.
Here lately, those around me, and sadly those closest to me, have been more than willing to voice their disapproval in me. There seems to be no area off limits. I’m failing in every role I’ve taken on … wife, mother, daughter, cousin, Christian. It’s been tough to let those comments go, and to be honest, I’m still struggling with some of them. But the one thing that gives me comfort, provides me peace and lets me rest at night, is this …
“(Pressing on Toward the Goal) Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” Philippians 3:12 (NIV)
Yes today I am a failure, and if the Lord allows me to wake up tomorrow, I’ll be a failure then too – BUT I will continue to try … striving to be all He has created me to be, because one day – ONE GLORIOUS DAY – I will be just as He is! I will have the ability to love and forgive and appreciate just as My Savior!!
Have you embraced imperfection? What methods do you use to help you endure the journey and overcome those feelings of worthlessness?
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