Friday, November 4, 2011

Day 4: I'm thankful for perfectionist tendencies.

I have to wake up every morning and remind myself that today is not the day. Today is not the day that I am going to get perfect. It's not the day that I am going to do everything just right, please every person, get it all done, avoid every temptation, reach every goal, meet every need. Not today. Today I will try. I will pray and I will lean. I will lean on others to bear my burdens and I will lean on God so that his strength can be made perfect in my weakness.

Today is not the day that I will get perfect on my own. But I'm thankful for the desire to be perfect because it makes Ecclesiastes 3:11 so very real to me:

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

In the deepest part of my soul I long for perfection and the reason is because God has set eternity in my heart. An eternity with Him, with no sin. Perfection. That is what I long for but I rest in knowing that it will never happen in this messed-up world or in my messed-up heart until we are all face to face with Jesus Christ.

Everything beautiful in its time. I can not imagine that place but I know it is my home. This world is not. Thank GOD.

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis

1 comment:

  1. Sign me up... I'm a perfectionist here, too. I struggle to find balance with my perfectionistic tendencies.

    Love that C.S. Lewis quote. It's going up on my bulletin board!