Perfection Seeker

It’s only taken me 28 years to figure something out about me and how it relates to God.

I am Type A and strive to make everything perfect in my life. Perfect hair, perfect home, perfect work. is this a problem? Of course. Why? Because I have NO shot of being perfect. Not even on a good day. Because I am full of scars from my sins, which I somehow manage to repeat the same ones over and over again–you’d think I’d learn…

So my revelation is that the characteristic of perfection that I want so bad is exactly what the character of God displays to me on an hourly basis. You see, there’s no need for me to seek perfection, but there is a need for me to seek the Perfect Author of Creation. For all of the flaws and sorry traits I have, He makes up for. I don’t have enough strength to get through a financially-tough time—-but He does. I don’t have the patience to return to my stressful job tomorrow—-but He does. I don’t have the level of compassion for people that I should—but He does.

He is my ultimate, perfect source for all of my weaknesses AND my strengths. For whatever my strongest characteristic is, it could not look any wimpier compared to Him.  

2 Corinthians 12:9 (Whole Chapter)
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

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1 Comment

  1. AbbyJo said,

    April 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    What a great revelation, Paige. Rest in that truth and know I think you are pretty near perfect!


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