Happy new year Everyone!!
This is a simple note (and self reminder) that no one is perfect.
Over the holidays, I got to spend time with family. I had an awesome time with my family, had a lot to eat and had a number of conversations with my parents.
“You know, young ladies need to understand that they get married to a human being” (I am paraphrasing). My mother said this to me over the holidays and this resonated with me. Just like most people, I have an idea of what I wish my husband could be like. I just have not thought of him as being human.
You may be wondering why I am talking about being human and what it means to be human. In my opinion, being human means:
- You do not know everything,
- You are capable of making mistakes, &
- You are not perfect!
A lot of times, I find myself putting people on pedestals, imagining they can do not wrong. Does that happen to you too?
NEWS FLASH- They are humans too!
People can make mistakes, disappoint, offend, embarrass and even hurt you. But, so have you and I in the past. I try to remember that I am not perfect and hope to live by this verse this year. “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Do you sometimes put yourself under immerse pressure to be perfect? To please everyone? Please remember that you are human! (And LOVED)
You make mistakes- acknowledge your mistakes, learn from them and move on.
You don’t know everything- Be open to learning at all times.
You are not perfect; therefore-
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight” Proverbs 3: 5-6
Live intentionally. Wishing you all the best in the new year!
PS- I know…This isn’t the cliche “new year post” with resolutions and tips on goal setting. But, please feel free to share some of your goals and insights for this year!