Imperfect Perfections

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!

2 thoughts on “Imperfect Perfections

  1. We are indeed all humans. I’m guilty of placing people on pedestals too and when they make even the slightest mistake, its hard for me to place them back up there. I guess that happens because personally I always give myself a tough time when I do wrong so I extend the same toughness to people I have placed value on. But like you said, we are all human, but with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can be more than that.
    Thank you Ese, nice post


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