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Giving Up on Perfection

5 Aug

 

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In the age of Pinterest and similar social media, It is easy to feel the inadequacies of others seemingly perfect lives. I know that there are moments in my day that I hope nobody stops by for an impromptu visit. I will admit that I have heard a knock at the door at a time my house wasn’t looking so hot.  Scooping my children to the floor and giving them the “look” that would make an angry bear stand still. Have you been there?  It’s OK to not live in perfection and it’s OK to invite others to be a part of your imperfections. To most, it would probably be a sigh of relief.  I will say that I don’t think it is OK to live in filth and utter chaos but crumbs on the floor from lunch and toys strewn about the living room shows that their is life and a family in that home, and they are living life and enjoying it and hopefully willing to welcome others into it.

Go ahead and share about the meltdown your child had in the busy grocery store, or that you fell asleep and missed the bus dropping off your 4 year old child and you didn’t hear them trying to call you for over an hour,(sorry Alison), or fill in your own blank. You just might make a difference, a connection, and a friend.

I think it’sur vulnerability and imperfections that allows others to see God’s work in our lives. Isn’t that the point?  To see God where you least expect Him-in the imperfections and ugliness of life. That no matter what, “He’s not finished with me yet!” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=typAqPJ-Zn8)

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~
Rebecca

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4 Responses to “Giving Up on Perfection”

  1. Pocketful of Motherhood August 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Hi Rebecca, Great thoughts! No matter what face we present to the world, none of us are perfect. When I meet other mom’s who are “real” about the joys and messes, it is a comfort to me. It helps to know that we are not alone in some of the things we go through. Thanks for sharing and Many Blessings, Hannah

  2. Wurdsanpix August 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm #

    I am definitely also still a work in progress. Very encouraging post – thank you, Rebecca!

    • Rebecca August 6, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

      Thank you for the sweet words-it made my day 😀

  3. Meg Garman August 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    People don’t realize that 98% of Pinterest is staged. A picture of a meal may look appetizing, but the recipe might be a disaster. The girl who just blogged her DIY project probably spent hours cleaning up before the picture. I myself am guilty of wiping a dribble of olive oil off of a plate, or moving the mail off of the kitchen table for a photo.

    Love this post and I couldn’t agree more!

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