My Imperfect Perfection–The Way God Sees Me

strongerDo you ever hear God speak to you? Does He place something on your heart to do or say, but you feel too inadequate to follow His request? 

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. 


Perfection


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
All Rights Reserved


2 Corinthians 12:9
 
 “A
nd 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.”

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About Heart Written: Doris Hayes Gibson

My name is Doris Hayes Gibson. My life revolves around Jesus Christ, my Creator, my Redeemer, the Lord of my worship, and the Hope for my tomorrow. My passion is to illustrate God's beauty and love through poetry and song lyrics. I have created hundreds of framed poetry images. Some were gifts of encouragement; some to honor a memory of a loved one, and some were created to help someone celebrate a special occasion. After living out of state for several years, I am, once again, residing in the beautiful Upstate of South Carolina. I have three grown children, five grandchildren, and a blue tortoiseshell Burmese cat. Illustrating God's beauty and love through words of poetry is my deepest passion. Although I have always enjoyed writing, it wasn't until 2005 (when God shut one door) that I realized He was opening the door of a tremendous opportunity to see Him use me in a spectacular way. While I do not claim any greatness of ability in any shape or form, I do know that God brought me through many trials and heartaches for such a time as this. I am now able to share this gift of poetry, with which He has blessed me, to magnify Him through blessing others. I Peter 4:10,11 states: "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen." Through my writings, my main goal is to edify Christ. If I have touched one person in a positive way through this ministry, I know it will be worth every effort I put into my work. As I have said before, "This is My Labor of Love...but God's Work of Art." My first book, Heart Written - Breaking Free, was published in November of 2012. It is my prayer that it will reach countless souls and bless lives in tremendous ways. In 2014, my second book, Heart Written - Calling Me, was published. My third and fourth books, Heart Written - Cleansing River and Heart Written - Guarded Treasures, are now available. Please visit any online bookstore to purchase my books or contact me for your personally signed copies of my Heart Written series.
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2 Responses to My Imperfect Perfection–The Way God Sees Me

  1. Felecia says:

    Thanks for your encouraging post Doris. 2 Corinthians 12:9 has echoed it’s powerful message to me time and again, and somehow just mouthing the words, His Words, comfort and strengthen me and give me what I need to press on…praise God!:-)

    Peace and love to you,
    Felecia

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