I do. I’m sure many of us do. I published my first book, Heart Written – Breaking Free, last year. The more I read through the pages, the more mistakes I find. I even revised it months ago, yet there are still mistakes. I feel embarrassed when I think of the many people who may have caught those blunders and laughed at them…and me! Oh, well. I will just try a little harder next time! We shall see how that goes in my new book in 2014!
In our fleshly form, we will never reach perfection. I tend to hold back too often because I desire to be perfect. But God did not call us to obedience because He thinks we won’t make mistakes. He only pleads for us to be obedient.
I struggled all my life because of my past. I was abused in numerous forms for around forty years. I never felt I pleased anyone. Nothing I said or did met others’ standards. I was molested, cursed, beaten, ridiculed…and the list goes on. I feared being imperfect, yet I was.
I’m so thankful today to know I only have to be whom God wants me to be. And you know, He already has that all figured out! No, He didn’t save me from going through the depths of hell I traveled on my journey to this point, but He knew where I would be right now because of that path. I can let the past destroy me completely, or I can help others like me. I choose the latter!
When God whispers to me, I listen! I have failed to hear Him and haven’t always followed through, but I’m doing better. His voice only speaks good things to me. Satan’s voice will bruise your soul and cause you to hurt others. Don’t listen if you must question if it’s good. Lovely things come from above. God is love, and everything He asks of you is for the good in your life. If your road is bumpy right now, hang on for dear life! You are NOT alone! And always remember to praise Him in the storm. Joy will come in the morning when the sun shines, once more!
And if you do purchase a copy of my book, please try to remember I’m not perfect. My hope is, instead of pointing out the flawed pages, you will only see my heart.
I know I’m far from perfect.
I’m nothing much to see.
I’ve made mistakes, and quite a few;
I’ve seen the worst in me.
Although my life is blemished,
And though I’ve judged and failed,
There’s Someone Who believes in me
And knows me very well.
A life of imperfection
Made perfect by His grace.
No, nothing of my own success;
For Jesus took my place.
At times I look behind me
And think of all my shame;
Yet I can smile because I’m free.
No more do I own blame.
This life of imperfection
Reminds me of my fall.
But in my heart, I’m blessed to know
God’s grace restored it all!
© 2012 Doris Hayes Gibson
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2 Corinthians 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”