You Are Imperfect

Perfection is something that we all struggle with at some time and in some way in our lifetimes. Whether it be the fear of failure, keeping up with the Jones’ or a desire to look better than everyone else, we all face seeking perfection. I spent many years as a striving perfectionist and though I never attained the title, I worked VERY hard at it. Let me spare you some time and offer grace in the same statement, you are imperfect and so is everyone else.

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Being imperfect does not mean that we don’t strive to be better, do well and grow in our lives. Realizing and accepting that we are imperfect is when we see God’s grace. For then we know that we won’t get it all right and we don’t have to push ourselves so hard that we fall into exhaustion and depression due to “failure”, God doesn’t ask us to be perfect. He made us just as we are. Imperfect. 

 

Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”

Romans 3:10 states, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.”

 

If we could attain perfection then it would take away the need for Christ and the gift of salvation His death on the cross of Calvary provides.

 

Hebrews 5:9 tells us of Christ, “being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.”

 

Christ was made perfect by God the Father, it was in His perfection that He obediently went to the cross to cover the sins of imperfect mankind. Without His perfect life’s sacrifice, eternal salvation could not be ours.

God, His Son and the Holy Spirit alone are perfectionists. There are no sins, mistakes or wrong doings to be found in them.

If you desire to seek perfection, look to God’s Word and follow it, that is the only perfection worth seeking, you must remember though…

you’ll never attain it. 

Perfection was something I worked towards for many years and it took it’s toll on my health, family and life. Thankfully God got my attention and I no longer strive to be the perfect wife, mom, homemaker, homeschooler, blogger, author, etc. I do my very best to fill all the roles God has given me, but perfection is not my goal. Doing all to the glory of God and accepting His grace when I fail is my daily focus. You can follow my recent journey to being an Authentic Mom with my dear friends, Bridget, Linda and Mandy here.

Embrace your imperfection and thank God for His perfect Son and the gift of salvation He provides because without it, we’d be lost and imperfect.

 

Remember you are adoptedbelovedcomplete, His daughterenoughforgiven, giftedheld and imperfect!

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.

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You Are Imperfect — 11 Comments

  1. Very good Misty. I’ve always thought of myself as an ANTI-perfectionist, but I do tend to worry way too much about little details and end up missing the big picture. Thanks for the reminder!

    • You’re very welcome Dawnita! Worry seems to be something we all deal with to a certain extent, I’m trying to do less of it, but it isn’t easy. 🙂 Blessings!

  2. I too am a recovering perfectionist. I’m still amazed at how often I fall into that same trap and expect far more from myself than anyone else does.

    • Yes, it is amazing how we get pulled into old habits when we’re striving so hard to make new ones. Here’s to continuing to recover 😉 Blessings!

  3. This is such a sweet and thoughtful post. We are all imperfect, but that doesn’t make us incapable. And, it certainly doesn’t mean we cannot grow and learn. Thank you for posting!

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  5. This was a great post, and one I could really identify with! I’m the (very typical) oldest child of six, and while they’ve learned and adapted to parenting down the line with my younger siblings, when I was little and because I was their first, my parents always tried to make sure I was doing everything “perfect” and so I grew up performing without even realizing it. That, coupled with teasing/bullying during my elementary years of school, made me feel as though if I wasn’t perfect or behaving in a certain way or the way a certain person thought I should that nobody would like me. Obviously, I didn’t realize all this growing up 😉 Only more recently have I begun to see the patterns that shaped my behavior in this area—and they weren’t all bad—but what makes it hard is that I translate these feelings of acceptance and perfectionism over to my walk, my relationship with God, without even realizing it. ;( So, yeah. Obviously, this post hit home! 😀

    • Yes, perfectionism is something that we learn at a young age and it continues to grow throughout our lives. It isn’t easy to give it up, but with God’s help and grace received each day we can keep pressing toward leaving perfection behind. (((hugs))) and prayers!

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