Imperfect, But Relieved!

by Joan C Webb on October 23, 2012

I’m feeling pretty imperfect right now. Fallible. Flawed. Tired. Small. Tonight I read the following words from the chapter titled “Doesn’t God Want Me to Be Perfect?” in my book, The Relief of Imperfection and I sighed with relief. So I thought I’d share it with you. What’s your response? 

It is God’s plan to partner with sinful, flawed, limited human beings who choose to follow His Son Jesus Christ. During His 33 years on earth, Jesus surrounded Himself with perfectly imperfect people who decided to admit their needs, take risks, make mistakes and grow.

These are the kind of people who formed His ministry team. Actually, He didn’t spend much time with those who feigned perfection, appeared on-top-of-it-all, made unreasonable religious rules, blamed others for their dilemmas and remained preoccupied with appearances.

Instead He preferred working, playing and living with people just like you and me. He enjoyed imperfect partnerships back then, just as He does today.

What a relief!

P.S. The words on the rock in the photo are “Grace is the face love wears when it meets imperfection.” Reminds me that although I’m feeling quite flawed right now, I’m still loved. Okay, now I’m smiling!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Jodene Shaw October 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Joan, always a timely message. Isn’t it interesting how we need to go back and re-read the words that we wrote? You make me smile with relief.

Joan C. Webb October 26, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Hi Jodi! So great to see your message. And yes, you’re right, we need to be reminded. And we need fresh smiles and reasons to smile. And we need to be reminded of the grace we already have. :-) I guess that’s one of the reasons God keeps repeating his messages to us! I got your FB message. I don’t check FB as often as I used to. You are definitely on the right track with your thoughts of the needed messages to young girls and teens and young women.

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