waiting for perfect

I'm not sure what I've been waiting for, but I do know that I've been waiting for something to be perfect before I write on this blog. 

Maybe it's the topic. 

Or the words.

It could be my mood that I'd like to be just right, but then again, maybe it's my hair. (which is far from perfect even though I just got a 60$ haircut. Don't ask. That's another blog post entirely.)

At any rate, I decided to break the silence and stop waiting for perfect and just write. If I wait for perfect to arrive, the world is going to slip by without me because it's broken and in no way can manifest perfection.

Sounds bleak, doesn't it?

Believe it or not, there is good news for all of us in all of this.

The good news is that God doesn't wait for you to be perfect, doesn't wait for me to be perfect. He wants us just as we are, with our imperfect hearts, lives and souls. He's already made us perfect through Jesus.  No more waiting. It's done. It's so simple, really. And it doesn't get much perfect-er than that.

So go ahead.  Jump into whatever it is that's calling your name long before perfect comes down the pike.  Long before you've got your ducks in a row, planets aligned, checkbook balanced.  Tomorrow those things won't be.  Because, you see, in this world perfect never comes and stays.

Yet perfect, in Jesus Christ, is already here.  And will last forever.

What are you waiting for?


  1. Hi! I saw Grace's recommendation. She was right. This is an encouragement. Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much Lou Ann! I appreciate you stopping by, reading and commenting. Your comment is an encouragement to ME!

  2. "I decided to break the silence and stop waiting for perfect and just write."

    Good choice, Beth. I've been doing that too, to break my habit of perfectionism and just improve.

    And, thank God for Jesus, who saves us from our own disastrous attempts at perfection!

    1. Chris- thanks for these words! I love what you said - break the habit of perfectionism and just improve. There is a lot of wisdom in that thought....


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