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Feb 04

I’m Not Perfect?!?!

As a teenager I never wanted for attention from boys.

I rarely got along with girls, so I grew up hanging out and quickly learned to like boys.

As a young adult, I worked in a mostly male atmosphere, and didn’t lack attention there either.

 

In those days, (and now when I do it for hubby) I took extra time and care to ensure I looked my very best……being as perfect as I could POSSIBLY be.

 

I’ve come to realize something that women fight every day.

 

I’m not perfect.

 

The “worst” part is…..I never will be….

 

Funny thing is that what I once dreamed would terrify me…..

 

Actually frees me!

 

I no longer stress over my frizzy/curly hair, my almost -0 acne issues, my frail fingernails, my dark circles under my eyes, my eczema prone skin, etc.

 

Do these things frustrate or irritate me at times?

 

Absolutely. 

 

Yet, knowing that I can’t be perfect, NO MATTER what I do IS FREEING! It allows me to slow down, I don’t have to spend an hour getting ready for the day.

 

Most importantly it takes the focus off of what I look like on the outside (which is vanity), to allow me to seek the Lord and beautify the heart and mind inside me.

 

My looks won’t get me anywhere worth while.

 

My heart and a life dedicated to Christ……

The possibilities are limitless!

 

Accept your imperfections!

They are your unique gifts from the Lord!

He is able to use all that is given back to Him for His glory!

 

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Are you ready to say goodbye to the “Perfection Infection” that our culture has?

 

Join me in a book study through Jill Savage’s “No More Perfect Moms”!

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Pick up the book here THIS WEEK and get ready to kick off the new year right!

 

 

 

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  1. laura

    “perfection infection”. love it. :) Yes, it’s time women started loving themselves instead of comparing. That is the root of so much dissatisfaction. Very good words!
    laura recently posted..Playdates with God: Joy DanceMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Those are Jill Savage’s words! Aren’t they great! :) I’m so excited to see where God takes all of the women that read this book and live real! Thanks for stoppin by ;) Blessings!

  2. Elizabeth Anne May (@seasonswithsoul)

    Perfectionism is something I can certainly relate to; I like to call myself a reformed perfectionist, because staying close to God helps me tame those unrealistic expectations!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      That’s great! :) I refer to myself as “Imperfectly Perfect In Christ Alone” :) Blessings!

  3. bluecottonmemory

    I am so blessed that God gave me a husband who loves me – imperfection and all!
    bluecottonmemory recently posted..Be Still and Know: A Pep Talk to MyselfMy Profile

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Oh yes! Accepting….and still loving! Such a bonus! Blessings to you and yours!

  4. Daily Journey

    So important to accept our selves for who God created us to be. With all those beautiful imperfections that make us unquie. Love your post.
    Blessings
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Amen! Sometimes it’s easier to say than actually do ;) Blessings!

  5. Beth

    So very true! Thanks for reminding us of the need to accept ourselves and embrace the inner and lasting beauty that God can build in our lives. Great post!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes, learning to do so can be a lifelong process though! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  6. Courtney

    This was (part of) the topic at a recent women’s retreat I attended. Being “perfect” is one of the images of women (and men too, for that matter) that media and society constantly pushes on us. Models are air brushed and the celebrities we worship have cooks, nannies, maids, hairstylists, make up artists, personal shoppers, stylists, etc – yet we compare ourselves to them. What is “perfect” anyway? At the retreat we were encouraged to look at some Old Testament female heroes, who courageously broke the molds of their culture and did what God asked them to do. That seems to be something worth striving for, as opposed to the unreachable goal of worldly perfection. Thanks for this great post :)
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      What a great idea! I love it! :) It is incredible that we think we can compare ourselves to those that have so much “help” that we don’t. They aren’t real and real is the only thing that matters in my opinion! Thank you for stoppin by! Blessings!

  7. Wani

    I whole heartedly agree! I’ll be posting on Imperfection this week too!
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    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It is so freeing to be real and share our imperfections! Oh that we as Christians, and the Church would be so real! Thank you for stopping by! Blessings as you share imperfectly this week!

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