Perfection is defined as the condition, state, or quality of being free, or as free as possible from all flaws or defects. Sit and think on that for a second…Perfection is a strong word. Perfection can be an evil word, and it can also be a word of grace. I have spent most of my life aiming for perfection being the perfect daughter, being the perfect sister, being the perfect wife, being the perfect mother, being the perfect friend, being the perfect Homeschool teacher, and the list goes on and on. I have realized the fear of disappointing others and disappointing myself has been the struggle I have had all of my life that has caused this perfection wave. Perfection had become a disease and a bondage. I could not even live up to my own standards. It was eating away at my body and more than anything my mind. Perfection is so hard to live up to. I hate that I had put myself through this, I know I am the only one that put myself through it. The people around me, my family and friends all love me, and most encourage me as much as possible. It was myself who caused this struggle. It was something within me.
As you keep reading and getting to know me, you will realize that I am an “open-book”. My husband and I joke that we have a big testimony because we have big mouths. We believe all of us testimonies to share so others can learn from our struggles, or so you can help someone going through the same thing. There is a lot of things that my husband and I have been ashamed of through the years, but by the grace of God we are still here and we are not ashamed any longer. Instead we share our struggles and hope to help and love on someone going through the same thing and know that we are forgiven and redeemed by our mighty Savior.
I felt a strong call to write this post, because I think a lot of us go through this, or have gone through this at one time in our lives. We as women are so critical of ourselves and even with each other at times. We all in some way aim for perfection.
So let’s read that definition again… Perfection is the condition, state or quality of being free or as free as possible from flaws or defects. When I read that I don’t know about you but I do not think about myself. The only name that comes to mind is Jesus. He is the ultimate perfection, the grace behind the perfection. So my question is why? Why do we aim for perfection when our Lord doesn’t expect us to be perfect? He just wants us to be “us”. He wants us to let Him be our PERFECTION.
With the Easter season recently passing and the Christmas season vastly approaching, I thank God for allowing His son to come to earth and pay the price for me. That my friends is PERFECTION!