I often struggle with feeling good enough because I haven’t reached my ideal of perfection by a self-imposed deadline. I frequently get down on myself because I’m still a work in progress.
As I approach 40, I realize that chasing perfection in this life is akin to a rabbit running on a wheel chasing a dangling carrot just out of reach.
As long as I am breathing, I will be imperfect and make mistakes. Yet my faults do not make me unlovable; they make me human.
I am slowly learning to be okay with my mistakes, to own them, and accept who I am, a child of God. My identity is in Him alone. That is how I find peace.
My greatest failure would be to believe I will ever be a finished masterpiece in this life. God loves me too much to ever stop helping me grow in the Holy Spirit, to ever stop helping me push beyond human limits.
My greatest strength comes not in rising on my own, but in turning to God, trusting Him, letting Him love me every time I fall. It is only in God that I am lifted above the madness of this world, that I am given real freedom.
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