“No one is perfect.”
Start With Prayer:
Dear God, please help me to hear you, and understand your message for me.
The author of Ecclesiastes introduces himself as a teacher, and the book was written as a set of observations discovered in his quest to find the meaning in life. (Ya know, no biggie!) King Solomon is most likely the one to have written this book, as he prayed for and received wisdom from God, making him the smartest man in the world during his time.
We’ll be looking at a little nugget from his observations today.
“Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous,
no one who does what is right and never sins.
What’s the point?:
You are not righteous.
Sometimes you’re wrong.
And you sin, the end.
Harsh, but it’s the truth, right? And not just the truth for you, it’s the truth for me and every single human to ever walk this planet.
Well except Jesus, He was perfect … but other than Him … We. All. Screw. Up.
You’re not alone. When you look in the mirror and wonder if anyone else makes stupid mistakes, or can’t let go of anger, or isn’t a great cook, or has a messy garage … the answer is YES!
None of us will ever be perfect.
What does all of this mean to me/how can I apply that to my life today?
We have got to quit with the standard of perfection!
It’s not that you were able to capture that perfectly posed picture to prove it, girl, it’s that you got your crazy family to church on Sunday!
It’s not that the project you finished at work earned you your next promotion, it’s that you got it done on top of the million other things you were juggling.
It’s not that you killed it with your beautifully designed charcuterie board at the neighborhood cookout, it’s that you took the time to bring something. (And yes, I had to look up how to spell that crazy word, that I also can’t pronounce).
Yesterday, we talked about the idea of only having 100% to give each day. We have to pick and choose how we slice that up. Meaning, it’s impossible to be perfect at every single thing you do. So, give yourself some grace.
There will be days when your house is neat and clean, but also days when it’s a hot mess.
There will be days when you are killing it as a mom, and days when you just know your kids will need intense therapy to ever function as a normal adult.
There will be days when you feel like you should be on the next cover of Forbes magazine, or a fashion model, and days where the Loch Ness Monster looks better than you.
Girlfriend, GRACE, grace is what you need to accept.
And remember this thought on those particularly hard days.
God created you, only you, to live in the exact life that you’re living.
Only you can love those in your life the way that you do.
Only you could rock the jobs and chores and tasks that you have, with your flare.
Only you can be you, my friend. So consider THAT a huge success.