I think some how some how, subconsciously, we all struggle with the pursuit of perfection. There are times I really feel like I don’t give a crap and I tend to let my control of having a “perfect” world go, but then some how I end up right back in that space of ‘am I a good enough mom, wife, and friend… why the hell can I not cook every night of the week, and for once can I please get ORGANIZED and maybe get my kids to school on time?!’ It’s a constant battle between me, myself and I. Who’s with me?!
What if we really let that go? What if we could accept the truth that we will never be perfect, we weren’t meant to be, and truly believe no one is expecting us to be. We may think our husbands want us to be perfect or have perfect bodies, but ladies, what they really want from us is to feel respected, appreciated, loved and wanted (I know it’s not always easy!). We may think our kids wished we were less strict, more nice and fed them junk food every day, but all they want to know and feel is that we love them unconditionally, no.matter.what. Listen, I don’t have all the answers, I am so not a perfect wife or mom, and I know there are some men out there who have the most amazing wives on the planet and they’re still unfaithful, there are kids out there who are raised in the most ‘picture perfect’ homes and they fall to drugs or alcohol, we live in a fallen world full of sin and temptation. BUT, if we could find compassion, joy, grace and love for ourselves, and took that pursuit of perfection and threw it out the window, how much more fulfilling would our mundane, day to day routine be?! When I read the quote above I was reminded that we are all perfectly imperfect. God sees us that way, why can’t we see ourselves that way. Constant comparison only makes us want more and gets us into that negative space of not being good enough. Honestly, this is also a reason I take social media breaks. Sometimes I don’t even realize I get sucked into the comparison trap until I’m shopping online for an hour because I HAVE to have those shoes that looked so freaking cute on 25 other fashion bloggers. I.don’t.need.another.pair.of.shoes, my fat feet won’t even look good in them and it’s time to shut it down!
Typically the biggest struggle we have is with ourselves. I challenge you to take a step back and find where you need to love yourself more and compare yourself less. I hope you all have a blessed Sunday and thank you so much for stopping by! ♥