Nowadays everyone is trying to be perfect – perfect faces, perfect bodies, perfect jobs, perfect relationships, perfect home, perfect families, perfect pets, etc. Seeking so much perfection can bring a lot of stress into our lives. No matter how good something is, in the race toward perfection, it seems we can never win.
Maybe its because the only thing Perfect in this Universe, is Perfection itself – also known by some, as God. Although we can never attain perfection, we are perfect because we were created by Perfection. When we understand that we are perfect, not because of what we do, but because of whose we are – God’s child – we find peace and serenity.
Does that mean that we do not try to improve in all the areas of our life? No! Growing and improving is part of living and of using the gifts we have been given to good use. In the development of our soul, it’s important to strive for excellence and impeccability. But by accepting that we may not achieve perfection, we understand the need for the courage to change and grow so that we may be all that we were created to be.
Don’t add stress to your life by comparing yourself to others, or by beating yourself up because you did not reach the result you wanted. Know this, that just by the effort, and the knowing that God loves you, you are perfect just as you are!
Quote of the Week
“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.”
Michael J. Fox