Countless times I've waited for the perfect idea, the perfect words, the perfect pictures, or whatever else I thought I needed, before starting, let alone completing, a post! I'm not sure why. I wonder how many other projects I've put off in my life because I thought they had to be "Perfect." Probably too many to count. I'm working hard to change that.
Life is not Perfect. Life is full of ups, downs, happiness, sadness, luck, mishaps, riches, poverty, you get the idea. I used to wonder why God allowed me go through some of the painful times I've experienced. It was only until afterwards (sometimes, much later) that I realized, and was sometimes even thankful, for some of those hard times. I think the following verse does a pretty good job of explaining why.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
I Cor. 1:3-4
I Cor. 1:3-4
What says comfort to you? Certain foods, a family member, an old friend, a favorite sweater, a blanket, a song, a smell, a memory? I'm asking that more and more these days. What's really important? I believe a lot of us are wanting to get "back to basics" and simplify our lives. I know I am.
In God's eyes, I'm Perfect just the way I am, Imperfections and all! You are too - don't forget that!
Many Blessings, Diane