I’ll let you in on a little secret, I never seem to measure up to the high standards I set for myself. You can totally relate, right? I know I’m not alone in this struggle.
We are all a little broken, and that’s OK!
We will never be perfect. We will never be a size 0. We will never have perfect hair. Or perfect makeup. Or even the perfect clothes. Or let’s forget about the perfect marriage. Or the perfect job. Or the perfect home or neighborhood. Why?
Because there is no such thing as perfect.
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a perfectionism bubble? You want to get out, but you play it safe. Because stepping out of that bubble means you might fail. And failing means that you may make a fool of yourself in the process. So you keep coasting through life.
It’s time to stop coasting. Time to start doing.
Let’s forget happiness, perfection, or whatever it is you might be striving for today – at least as dictated by the world’s standards. It’s exhausting! And can we truly be happy, perfect, fashionable or insert your impossible desire here by the world’s standards anyway.
They’re constantly changing!
It’s time to gain some perspective.
There is no such thing as happily ever after. So throw it out the window. Start from scratch, grounded in reality this time!
Let’s agree to just be “happy” resting in the Lord. Downright JOYFUL even! With whatever comes our way. I mean after all, even in the worst, most difficult times of life, if the Lord is with us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31)
We can be joyful despite all the imperfection and pain of life.
In fact, maybe you should stop and thank God for your struggles, especially if they have helped bring you into a deeper relationship with your King and molded you into the Christian woman that you are today. If life was always hunky-dory would you have a deep, rich faith?
We all have issues to deal with in our daily lives. We are all imperfect. We all come with baggage. And we all desperately need a savior. But sometimes in the day to day hustle and bustle of life, we forget all that. We put on our smiley faces, tell the world we are “fine” and we go about our daily lives barely scratching the surface with our husbands, kids, family and friends.
Let’s stop the madness, shall we? Let’s be real with one another. Let’s share our deepest fears, crazy imperfections, silliest failures and deepest joys with each other! Let’s tear down the walls of shame, perfection and insecurity; and find the freedom that comes from being showered in God’s grace.
I’m so over worrying what everyone thinks of me.
I just want to live for Him. Don’t you?
Your Grace Challenge
- Be the special person God created only you to be!
- Not sure what that looks like? Take some time today to figure out what makes YOU uniquely YOU.
- Still not sure? Enlist the help of your loved ones and friends!
- Still not sure? Pick up your Bible and meditate on Truth.