Wordfull Wednesday 

I have, for many years, struggled with the idea of perfection. Society places a huge emphasis on perfection. We’re supposed to be physically perfect, but we’re also supposed to be perfect parents and have an immaculate home. With kids. How does that work?

I recently read The Magnolia Story, which is Chip and JoAnna Gaines’ book. Joanna herself outlines her own struggle with perfection and how she is so much happier now that she’s let go of it.

That struck a chord with me, because I fight the perfection battle all the time. And what’s worse, I can see the same thing in my daughter. How do we break the cycle?

Putting forth effort to do well, not do perfectly, makes a huge difference. This is especially effective when you realize that there is always room for improvement. First, we must figure out what we need and what helps us function the best. Once we figure out how to be effective, a little extra effort seems less daunting. 

Quite possibly the most important thing is this: God didn’t make us to be perfect. He made us to serve a purpose. HIS purpose. And we’ll always be enough for Him. We ARE enough already; we don’t even need to be perfect.

Have a wonderful Wednesday. 

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