perfection

Perfection

Perfection is a trap that can completely hurt and damage a person, and it’s a trap that the devil set up to turn people to him. I myself was once in this trap. I’m always a “nice” person to be with, and I always try to be joyful and happy when I’m with others BUT i haven’t always been nice to myself. I would want whatever I did to be perfect, or I wouldn’t do it. I came to a point where I didn’t want to pray in fear I would do it wrong. By the grace of God I found my comfort in God’s word. Romans 12:2 CHANGED the GAME!!!

“Do not be conformed to this world (follow in), but be TRANSFORMED by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Romans 12:2

I mean how can you not smile when you read this!!! I realized I was stuck, a slave to fear, and I had a fear of this world. I wanted the world to accept me NOT for who I was, but who I wanted to be. You see, Satan is the “King of this world” and he has set a standard of perfection that can not be met.

Because I lived in a fallen world, and I was among it, I was doomed to failure. Yet when I realized I could rest upon God and his word and there I would find a new definition for my perfect. I was finally put to rest and was calmed by the hand of GOD!!! My sins were uncovered and I knew that there was NO way I was perfect. So I wrote down a list, I named 20 things that made me imperfect. I then went to God and surrendered to him each and every thing, from my looks, to my grades, I asked God to replace them with things that are a win to the kingdom!!!

“if it’s a win for the kingdom then it’s a win to me.”

Sadie Robertson

Something that I heard from Sadie Robertson was “if it’s a win for the kingdom then it’s a win to me.” I looked at my imperfection and found perfection. I’ve tried this world and it failed, and I tried God’s world and it completed me. I know I’m not perfect, I’m far from it. BUT I know that the God I serve is perfect. He’s the only perfect thing out there. Resting my knowledge on God, and knowing if it’s his will, then it’s perfect!!! This has helped me rely on God to get me out of the traps I fell into. I left my fear and found JOY real true JOY in Christ!!!

I want to tell whoever is going through this, STOP trying to get yourself out of this trap because humans are reckless sinners can not defeat the devil, but God can, so surrender to the only perfect thing, and strive for completion!!!

God help others who are or where in the devils trap to find comfort in the word and your perfect plan!!!  -Amen

Emma Mae Jenkins book “Be loved” has helped me through this season of perfection!!! https://www.amazon.com/Be-Loved-Emma-Mae-Jenkins/dp/1948130920

2 Comments

  • Grammy

    My first thought is how thankful I am you have learned this at such a young age. I was in my forties when I discovered that perfection is not an achievable goal. However, excellence is achievable and doing our best is always achievable. I was always unhappy with myself because I wanted to be perfect. I also made others around me miserable because I expected them to be perfect too and was disappointed when I found they weren’t.

    Second, this is so beautiful I almost started crying when I read it.

    And third, how could you ever even begin to think your looks less than perfect? Our Creator made you to look just as He chose. He makes no mistakes. Grammys know these things.😘

  • Audrey Carroll

    Hi, Esther!
    Pastor Olive sent me your blog! I love seeing other girls who love writing about the Lord. It is encouraging for others to read, but it is also personally edifying as you write, pray, and dwell on the things you’re writing about. I look forward to reading more from you! Keep up the good work.
    Audrey

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