I remember when I first got pregnant with my last child, my mantra became “Honesty & Action.” I felt such a power that I had never felt before. The power came because I gave myself permission to feel, to express myself with truth and vulnerability; along with a command to take action.
I asked God to reveal to me who I am – just a few words to describe me, I pleaded. It was a night of weeping and a little bit of fussing. “Nice but Feisty” is the answer I received. With that fueling me, I felt so hyped!
However, I became a little frustrated because of the gremlin of perfection. I did not take account my perceived need to have a “perfect” home. I realized perfection is a killer. Perfection was stopping me from moving and doing what I felt God was telling me to do.
It is like the scripture, 2 Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Side Note: My personal interpretation is weakness is imperfection. Boom.
Thus, I am wiping “perfect” away from my goals because perfection in this world is flawed; due to the fact that all human beings are flawed.
My now need is to do my best, to be honest, vulnerable, showing my true self, being a loving & caring individual to others; to pay special attention to my children, husband, family and friends; and build a friendship with God and myself.
I don’t know everything or whether I will get things “right” or not, but I will do my best.
P.S. Now, I want to hear from you. What are you doing to leave a lasting positive impression on other people? What change do you want to contribute to this world? How has your journey helped you or someone you know?
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