Accepting Our Imperfections

My quiet time this morning was about acknowledging your weaknesses/Imperctions and giving them to God.   His power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).  When I give him my weakness and accept humility and become humbled rather than prideful, I will allow God to do his work. So I thought I would list some of my imperfections here.  What better place to really let it out and if anyone wants to join me, we can keep each other accountable to giving our imperfections to God.

Cristy's Imperfections:

I'm just going to say it...I have a muffin top

My nose is big

I don't tan

I think the correct word, but say the opposite (does that make since)

I'm messy (but organized in my own way)

I get so mad at myself when I mess up, even on the smallest things

I have big feet (not quite like Peggy Hill though hahha)

Sometimes when I look in the mirror I feel like my belly looks like I'm pregnant.  And I'm not.

I wish I would have started doing ab workouts soon after having Benson to deflate my tummy

I have gray hairs already

It takes me a while to forgive

As I'm writing all of these things, I'm realizing they may be imperfections to me, but to God they are not (except for the forgiving part).  I already feel better about myself after writing this list, because I'm giving my weaknesses to God.  Take them and have them, because I don't want them anymore.

I am going to be like Paul this week and not try and appear perfect.  I am going to admit my weaknesses and not care about my "flaws".  Through this I know humility will grow, but out of humility I will receive the grace the Lord has for me and I will trust him instead of myself.  When we are weak, he is strong, and we are strong in him.

All of this was gathered from "The One Year Women's Friendship Devotional, " byCheri Heath Fuller and Sandra Aldrich