I find my thoughts reflecting on the perplexing, non-stop drive for perfection.
It is an epidemic in our society. And, I am a victim of it.
On a daily basis, I do battle with an internal voice that seems to find not-stop pleasure in teasing and taunting me and my imperfections.
I learned a long time ago that God isn’t looking for me to be perfect. That in my weakness He is strong (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Yet, He is teaching me something new.
He is asking me to acknowledge and embrace the imperfections in myself. When I learn to give myself Grace, I gift Grace onto others more freely.
Increasingly, I find that I have the capacity to Love others boldly and without shame, because I am learning to Love myself boldly and without shame.
In letting go and accepting of His gift of Grace for me, I find…
Freedom from striving, from pushing, from rushing, from exhausting myself in my endless quest for perfection.
Freedom to allow myself to Be with the great I Am of the universe. (Psalm 46:10)