God’s Perfection for My Imperfect Life

   

 I envision the alarms going up in your head right now. I said, what?  Yes, I am not perfect. I am not scared to admit it. 

On a lighter note, let me share with you a hilarious experience.
 
Of course as a blogger, I type a lot. I have typed the word “LAUNCH” over fifty times this year, I guess. Shockingly for 95% of the time (still happens) I have misspelt this very word.
 
For some weird reason I type it as “LAUCH”. I have made several conscious efforts to slow down and type it in gently so my script turns out perfectly. Finally, I gave up and admitted to my imperfection. 
 
Rather than bite my head off over this word that freaks me out, I simply click on the “Spell
Checker
” button.
 
Moving on…
Everyday,we work hard to have a perfectly knit life. We try to keep up with appearances, family life, work life, parenthood… You name it.
 
However, it does not seem to hold up and life often never comes the way we want.
 
Or does it?
With Man Perfect is an impossible word!
 
What looks perfect for Ms. A is unacceptable for Ms. B.
 
The more we try to live a perfect life to gain approval of others we slowly and steadily live unhappy and dissatisfied lives.
 
Give or take, to live a happy life without guilt or shame we need to remove those false
standards
and expectations we have for our lives and totally embrace God’s 
Grace and His Will for the life we live.
 
Just the way I let go of the typing perfection and decided to click that “Spell Checker button”, that same way I encourage you to embrace God’s grace to live the life He has prepared for you.
 
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: Colossians2:10
 
God’s love is our completion
 
God’s grace fills our broken places
 
God’s compassion embraces us in our moments of weakness
 
God’s peace wells up and overflows in our lives when
we surrender our imperfection.
 
God is our perfection without Him we are nothing.
We do not have to live life to impress anyone
 
It is time to swallow that thin pride of trying to be perfect and enjoy the peace that comes  with allowing others in our imperfect moments.
 
Did I just say, allow people God has placed in our lives to help us in our moments of need and weakness?
 
Yes absolutely. Why not?
 
There is nothing to be ashamed of,
No one has everything in her life all together
 
It is the right time to open our hands and receive the joys of friendship, love and gifts of those vulnerable, imperfect moments in our everyday lives.
  
This post is part of Amy Carroll’s Street Squad for her new beautiful
Book “BREAKING UP WITH PERFECT”. 

I was privileged to receive a copy of the book from Amy Carroll in exchange for an honest review.
 
Please visit Amy’s Blog HERE.
 
You can Read my review for the book HERE.
 

Please grab your copy of the book HERE.

55 thoughts on “God’s Perfection for My Imperfect Life”

  1. Oh my! This is a tough one, Ifeoma! "..Allow people God has placed in our lives to help us in our moments of need and weakness" and letting others see my imperfections. You are so right, and this is so hard for me. Thank you for your life-giving words this morning! Visiting this morning at #LiveFreeThursday.

    • Hello Janet, I know. I am on that spot sometimes where I have to make a decision about asking for help or sit in silence.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts Janet.
      I really appreciate it.
      Loads of blessings to you

  2. That looks like a book I really need to add to my reading list. I struggle greatly with perfectionism. This impossible standard just makes me shut down far too often. Thank you for this much needed encouragement this morning!

  3. Hi Ifeoma! You don't know how many times I've typed your name wrong! Oh well, I hope I get it right eventually.
    You are such a great blog friend to help launch your friend's book. It sounds like a topic that everyone can relate to, that's for sure. We all want to be perfect, and yet, as you say, it's not possible. Much better to accept God as the perfect one, and let Him rule over me 🙂
    Blessings,
    Ceil

  4. I like this. I think it's gotten easier for me as I grew older. I still care a bit about what people think, but not as much as I used to. My house isn't exactly spot free, but you know what? I don't care. My friends are much the same way. It's too exhausting to be perfect.

    • Really exhausting indeed working ourselves to be perfect. God is our perfection.
      Thank you Debbie. It is always fun having you over.
      Loads of blessings and enjoy your weekend

  5. Sounds like a great book. I love that God is our perfection. He is all we need. Thanks for stopping by. Remembering you link this post and your review up at Literacy Musing Mondays. I thank you so much for your support. 😉

  6. Ifeoma,
    I jokingly say I am a recovering perfectionist…which means I have struggled mightily with trying to be perfect. I have learned this is a dangerous and elusive goal. I pray, now, that I would live my life for an audience of One. Thanks for the encouragement this morning!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

    • Thank you Bev. It is good to have you share your experience here.
      It is good we live our lives so key to please the Lord not ourselves or people's standard.
      Thanks Bev.
      God bless.

  7. Thank you for writing this nice post. I am definitely not perfect and learn every day more and more to find my perfection in Him. In him I am perfect. When I'm tired I fall back into my old behavior: people pleasen, compare with others. But close to Jesus, I find joy and self acceptance. That book seems so nice. I'll follow you links.

    • Hello Ariella, this book is awesome. I suggest if you can grab a copy for yourself.
      I did enjoy every bit of it.
      Thank you my dear friend for sharing your heart.
      Sweet Blessings to you

  8. Yes to breaking up with perfect! It has taken some hard lessons to realize that God does not call us to perfect, He calls us to be ourselves. Great review and it definitely sounds like a book that would be perfect for me.

  9. Great post! :] I love the quotes you shared–they're so true! Trying to be perfect is a futile process, but learning to accept that we are flawed but can still improve is such an important concept to realize and embrace! I'm gonna have to check that book out! 😀

  10. Great review, Ifeoma. 🙂
    I love the title of this book.
    I like how you summarize: " It is the right time to open our hands and receive the joys of friendship, love and gifts of those vulnerable, imperfect moments in our everyday lives."
    Indeed it is the right time. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Joining you from the Soul Survival Linkup today. 🙂

    • Hello Brenda, firstly, I am grateful for you hopped over to read. I have tried several times to add a comment to your blog. I have met road blocks. I hope you check your spam folder.

      Finally, I recommend this book to my readers. It is worth the investment.
      Thank you friend.
      Precious Blessings to you.

  11. I keep my spell check on all the time, because – – I am NOT the perfect speller. I really liked this sentence: "we need to remove those false standards and expectations we have for our lives and totally embrace God’s Grace and His Will for our life." Just be yourself and make life easier for you. I am perfect – just ask my husband and he will tell you so. (smile.)
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful words with us here at Tell me a Story.

  12. Hello Ifeoma! How fun that you're helping Amy Carroll with her book launch. I LOVE that title: it speaks volumes to me. I need to break up with perfect for sure!

  13. Hey there Ifeoma, once again another great post, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. When I was first married and we had one daughter I tried so hard to be supremum and good at everything. Thankfully I have grown up now and realised how tiring that can be. I still struggle to ask or accept offers of help, but I am slowly getting over that too. Blessings

    • Hello Terri, thank you for sharing your experience here. It is not easy letting go of the supermom streak. I can relate with that too.
      We have God to rely on for all our inabilities.

      Many Blessings to you Terri. I am grateful for your visit.

    • Thank you Caroline, I am sorry for responding late my system went blank again and the wifi connection suddenly tripped off. Will be some time before I get all these sorted out.
      Blessings to you

  14. So true, Ifeoma, that perfection leads us to "false standards." Trying to live up to others' expectations always leaves us falling short and feeling like we don't measure up. I'm breaking up too! Thank you, Ifeoma, for sharing your heart at #IntentionalTuesday on Intentionally Pursuing. : )

  15. I'm visiting from Motivate & Rejuvenate Monday. I loved this book. Amy does a wonderful job of laying out the repercussions of perfection and the ways to over come this and walk in victory.

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