To Be or Not to Be … Perfect
In this day and age when all things must appear “perfect,” it can be rough being a woman, especially a mom. Not only do we have to be perfect but our kids have to be perfect! That’s a lot of pressure! Too much pressure! Unrealistic pressure!
I’m here to tell you—it’s okay to not be perfect! In fact, it’s impossible to be perfect, so take a load off and realize this true fact—we are not perfect. (You might want to say it out loud for effect!) Now some of you might be mildly freaking out at this point! That is okay. Acceptance is the first step! So you can take a big sigh of relief when …
- Your child acts out in public
- You and your child are wearing more of your food than you actually ate
- Your child got a “B” (or lower) or a “S” instead of a “S+”
- Your child is not the star athlete or dance star but maybe the star in the “drama” department
- Sometimes you’re not all that thrilled with your chosen profession (i.e., Mommyhood)
- you take a nap! (Gasp—more on this to come)
Now that you are thoroughly depressed—what is the good news? The good news is that even though we’re not perfect, God is. If we love and put our trust in Him, we have access to a perfect God and all of His resources. It says in Psalm 37;23-24, “If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” God never promises that we won’t mess up, BUT He does promise that if we stumble, we won’t fall! I picture God holding our hand as we journey through this life and like a little child, when we stumble; He has our hand and prevents us from falling. Now that is some good news.