Some of us spend our lives trying to be perfect. We want to feel better about ourselves, so we do all we can to have…
… the perfect home.
… the perfect body.
… the perfect children.
… the perfect marriage.
… the perfect walk with Christ.
… the perfect prayers.
… the perfect lasagna.
… the perfect ________ (fill in your own).
We’re ashamed of who we are. We feel guilty about things we’ve done. And so we overcompensate for our failures, shortcomings, and flaws — the ones that make us feel unlovable.
In those broken places, we just want to feel like we matter. We long for someone to tell us we measure up. We want to be seen, to be heard. We want to know that no matter what, we’re good enough.
But we set ourselves up for rejection when we ask the world to validate our worth. We’re looking for love in all the wrong places. Amen?
God made you on purpose, and He adores you just the way you are. He designed every detail of your life. He sees your insecurities, and those places you feel terribly inadequate. He knows what tangles you up in those not good enough feelings.God knows you’re not perfect. He never created you to be.
And when your heart’s desire is to fit into the world’s idea of perfection, you stop focusing on God and start obsessing about… yourself.
That’s exactly what the Enemy planned all along.
But what if you decided to embrace all your qualities and quirks?
Because, that’s exactly what God planned all along.
Believe me, girlfriend… you are not common.
You are extraordinary.
This week, ask God to show you how He sees you. Ask Him to heal those places that wonder, “am I good enough?” Let God’s perfect love be the only “perfect” you want.
Just Keepin’ it Real,
©2014 Carey Scott
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