I hope you had a chance to ponder and implement the “better” over the “I must be perfect” concept. I know I went old school, I got a pen and a notebook and I just began to write. Not with a particular goal in mind, just letting my pen take the lead. I must admit, it was quite a healing experience. I did stumble upon a question I hope you can help answer. In this life truly want does perfect have to do with it? Tina Turner was on to something when she sang the classic, what does loves have to do with it? Especially if the definition of love you are operating under is incorrect. Like Tina, love doesn’t abuse, control, or place you in bondage. Likewise, perfect has the same potential.
Perfect is not the problem but the definition you may or may not be operating under. In Ephesians 2:8-9 (Amplified version)We are growing into complete maturity. Want I see is that perfect isn’t complete; reaching the a high heights of some sort but a process of growing, maturing, developing, evolving, and my favorite flowering (synonym from Webster Thesaurus I didn’t make it up) Our only motivation for this maturing is to live out our God given purpose individually carved out for you to carry out into the field. (Ephesians 4:12 KJV)
So what does perfect has to do with it? Nothing! It all about you being willing to evolve, grow, and flower into the divine destiny which is yours only. Joyce Meyer has a word of wisdom that I love. She says “God will help you be all you can be, but He will never help you be someone else.” I would like to add God will not help you carry out someone else’s purpose; it simply won’t fit. On your way to better you can flower up each step.
- What definition of perfect have you been operating under?
- In what way has perfect put you in bondage? How can you break those chains?
Tiffany D. Flowers