Jeremiah 31:3 – The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Do you demand perfection in yourself? Is it okay to get a “B” in a class you’re taking? But even if those around us think we’re doing great; we find ways that we messed up. We all face mistakes and disappointments. The worst of which is disappointment in ourselves. It’s time to give yourself a break. If you continue to push yourself so hard at work, you’ll lose part of your time you could’ve spent with your family. They’re not demanding perfection in you. They just want you home. Think of all the stress we’d spare ourselves if only we could see how God sees us. Go stand in front of a mirror. Look at yourself carefully. Don’t miss even the small age spots on your face and hands. No, we aren’t perfect. But when you look in a mirror try and see yourself how God does. He may or may not notice your age spots. Yet, even if he did, he’d still love you all the same. Maybe your eyes are bloodshot from working on your computer all day and night. You know you should’ve left work earlier, but you just “had” to get next month’s work started. God does see our bloodshot eyes and it hurts his heart. The next time you see yourself in a mirror, stop and remind yourself that God is looking at you at that exact moment. He doesn’t demand perfection in you. All he sees is his beloved son or daughter.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.