Some how we have been conditioned to believe that being a ‘good wife’ and a ‘good mom’ means being perfect…never being frustrated, tired, overwhelmed, short tempered…it means being Pinterest worthy, Instagram worthy. And even though we know others, including our own parents and husbands are not, we put that expectation on ourselves.
There is nothing, and I mean, nothing perfect about this office/desk space right now. It’s so messy that I find myself escaping to the dining room to work on the clean table! And when my kids or my hubby ask why I am working there, I was making excuses… the light, the temperature in the office, the need to be where Sir Little Dude could find me… but, then I realized, it was time to just admit the truth, I am there because I have the time to clean the office or create, but not both, unless it’s at the expense of time with my kids…and, I’m not willing to go there. So, here you go, my messy office, my imperfect life… and my desire to be real and show my kids how imperfection is ok because we have a perfect God who covers us with His grace daily!
If we are perfect, we take away our families’ need for a Perfect Savior…
STOP beating yourself up
STOP carrying guilt
REST in the freedom of imperfection because of HIS perfectness