When You’re Obsessed With Your Imperfections
Don’t you love it when God uses children to speak to you?
I remember a time when I subbed for a girls’ small group at church. Creativity was the topic on this particular Sunday. In the lesson, we were asked to discuss the ways God had designed each of us to be creative. I asked each girl to write down three specific ways God made her to be creative.
When they finished, I invited them to share their list with the group. While I was listening to them read what they had written, I noticed a similarity—confidence!
There was no insecurity or fear in their voices, only the joyful praise, and acceptance of the unique way God had created them. Every one of these girls confidently shared that her crazy and strange personality was one of the ways God designed her to be creative. The girls weren’t focused on their imperfections or worried about what others would think.
God used those precious girls speak to my heart. Through their sweet little confident words, God showed me I had become obsessed with my imperfections. Instead of confidently praising God for the way he created me, I was fixated on all of the ways I thought I didn’t measure up.
Perfecting my imperfections had become my idol.
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Stay in communication with God.
Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Meditate on God’s word.
Remember that God has a plan and a purpose for your life. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.“ Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Accept who God has created you to be. You are his masterpiece. “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.“ Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
Praise God, give thanks and rejoice in the unique way he created you. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)