Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Published 11:58 AM by with 4 comments


As I wrote yesterday, we all want to be loved.

Oh my, how much I love to be loved.

Don't you?

And we don't need to be perfect to be loved.

We all make mistakes. We all have faults. We all have weaknesses. 

I get impatient over dumb things. I freak out if my house gets too dirty, yet I allow my laundry to pile up until nobody has clean underwear. I neglect grocery shopping only to find that we are eating quesadillas and toast for dinner. I have little self control when it comes to buying books (that's why I don't go to bookstores). I struggle with self-discipline in planning my daily time out effectively. I have a weird fashion style (or lack thereof) that makes my husband and sister raise their eyebrows occasionally and tell me kindly that maybe I should try matching my clothes a bit better. I stay up too late and then behave grumpily in the morning to my sweet girl. I forget my friends' birthdays. I fall behind on writing letters. I get mad when I don't win a freaking board game.

I am imperfect. So VERY imperfect.

But I am loved anyway.

First and foremost, I believe that God loves me, and has loved me since the beginning of time. He loved me so much that he sent his Son to die for me so that my imperfections could be covered with the Son's perfection and I could be good enough through him to stand before God. He created me to be ME!

Secondly, but very importantly still, I believe that there is a group of people around me who love me in spite of my imperfections. They like me for my quirkiness, and either guide me gently when my imperfect self screws up or forgive me. Everyone needs folks like this who surround them with understanding! 

So the next time you want to beat yourself up for being imperfect, remember that you are loved anyway, and give yourself a little grace  :-)

~ Prompt for March 4th: Imperfect


Participating in Write Alm's March prompts, daily words as guides for writing down what is in my head and heart. Entries might be long, might be short, might be posted here on the blog, or shared on my Instagram account. Do join me and others in sharing our thoughts with these prompts! I love seeing what you write. 


Maria from Collecting Moments said...

What an endearing point. I like your perspective--that despite the imperfections that we beat ourselves up for, there's still unconditional love for us. It's such a simple concept, but it's so often forgotten. Your post beautifully reminds of this point so well. Thank you for sharing :)

Natalie A said...

Love this :) Also I have those hedgehog socks! Or sock, in your case, hahah!

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

I love this so much... God's love just makes us so whole, doesn't it?!

The photo of your socks reminds me of a time I rushed out of the house and had two different colours of shoes on. LOL

Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

Wishing you a lovely day.

Lyssa said...

Unconditional love is what keeps the world spinning :-) I need the reminder just as much as everyone else, @Maria!

Yay, I love my hedgehog socks, @Natalie!

Thanks once again for hosting the SHINE blog hop, my friend! I always have a fun time looking through the posts everyone links. You're awesome, @Jennifer.