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Perfection

by WPR
Virginia

 

The most overwhelming and fundamental problem underlying most of humanity is an inherent sense of unworthiness, not enoughness, and imperfection.  Much of this stems from early childhood.  We were told we were too much of “this” and not enough of “that.”  We were told “no, you can’t do that,” and “you’d better not do that.”   Our natural joy and enthusiasm were suppressed.  We were told to calm down and be quiet.  In short, we were told to be perfect.

And yet I’ve never seen anyone who is perfect.  We are perfectly imperfect.  We were imperfectly raised by imperfect parents.  No one has all the right answers.  No one always says the right thing.  No one always does the right thing.  Nobody is perfect.  And yet, this is what we’ve grown to expect of ourselves and others.  Let’s just dispel the myth of perfection.  We are imperfect beings living in an imperfect world.

I say we give ourselves a break and make our expectations just a little bit more realistic.  The truth of the matter is that we don’t always know the right answer.  We don’t always say the right thing.  We don’t always do the right thing.  We are perfectly imperfect.  I say we accept our imperfections with grace.  We should also stop expecting other people to be perfect as well.  Again, we are imperfect beings living in a very imperfect world.

Try the following affirmations:

I am good enough.
I am perfectly imperfect.
I am worthy of God’s love.
I don’t need to do anything to be worthy of God’s love.

Is this not the message of CwG, that God loves you unconditionally and that you don’t need to do anything for His love?

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