Perfect is the enemy of good – Voltaire

In a culture where people are lauded for looking or being perfect whether in physical fitness, outer appearance or by outperforming others in roles such as a student, mom, wife, family or friend we have to fight the urge to fit in for fitting ins sake.

For a long time I’ve struggled with the fear of making a mistake – saying or doing the wrong thing or displeasing people but especially God – believing the enemy’s lie that I have to be perfect. This perfection led me to procrastinate, not try and to bow out of challenges. It also led to a lot of shame and hiding from making decisions in my life.

However I am reminded by Scripture “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners Christ died for us” Romans 5:8.

We are flawed yet wildly loved by Jesus.

In the spirit of new adventures: I say cheers to the blog starters and blog posters, the timid and creative, the entrepreneur and the artist and cheers to the ones who have the courage to be themselves: stumbling and bumbling forth into new waters for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Kruger, Barbara. Belief+Doubt. 2012, Hirshhorn Museum, Lower Level.

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