Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Peaceful, Not Perfect

If you know me at all, you may already know I have a thing about perfection.  I desire a perfect house, perfect children, perfect plans, and on and on.  As you can imagine, I have been let down many times because of that unrealistic expectation.

In my quest to simply my life more and more, and in an attempt to intentionally be living the life that GOD has for me, I am ruminating on several things I want to share with you, my fellow perfectionists!

  •  Instead of trying to fit it ALL into my life, I am asking the question- Does this add value to my life?  Whether that is an activity, or a book, or even something as simple as a "thing" I want to buy, I am asking that question.  Why add stuff without adding value?

  • Is this MY plan or GOD'S?  Trust me, there is a difference.  My plan often seems pretty good, but I know by faith that God's is better.   

  • These kids belong first to GOD, then to me.  As hard as it is, I must hold loosely to them and trust that again, God has a better plan.
  • I am not, nor are my kiddos or husband, perfect.  Nor do we have to pretend to be.  We make mistakes.  We are selfish.  We are sinful.  I have to trust that God forgives us of those sins, is teaching us, and continues to draw us closer to him, despite those sins.  Our friends will have to love us as we are, the good, bad and ugly.

  • Stuff is not the answer, God is.  More things, a perfect home, whatever- it will not fill us.  Only God can and will.

  • Peace comes from God and God alone.  The Bible says in John 14:27- "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."  

Friends, I long to live a peaceful life.  Not one full of perfect plans, or a perfect house, or even perfect kids.

Just one full of a perfect God!

How about you?



  1. Great thoughts to start my day this morning. Thank you. - Lori

  2. I am learning to surrender my life to God because it belongs to him. I may want to accomplish certain things by a certain time but it all depends if it is on God's plan or will.I see some people almost have had perfect lives,eg they finished school on time,got married on time,got children on time.I look at myself and wonder if I did something wrong to God cause I seem to be behind. I am encouraged that I need to be in God's perfect will. I really love to have his peace that he gives to us.Blessings

    1. Though I know how hard it is to wait upon the Lord, rest assured HIS timing is always perfect. You are loved bu an all=knowing, and loving God! Thank you for visiting here at FFF! Many blessings to you as you follow Him!


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