You Are Woman – Roar Girl!
How do we live in Unstuck Perfection?
Earlier this week I shared an embarrassing and epic fashion fail – walking around ALL day with the size tag still stuck to my jeans. Insert my rolling eyes here – how on earth could I have missed that detail in the mirror?!
What you may not realize is that, although I have a “public” forum to share my goofball antics, it’s not always a comfortable share. In fact, sometimes, it’s downright excruciating.
It’s not easy to feel FREE TO BE FLAWED.
I think of the times I’ve left the house feeling unbeautiful; the times I’ve “chickened out” of a challenge; the times when I’ve thought I’m unworthy of love; the times I’ve felt like I have nothing to offer. Oh the list of doubts and downers goes on and on.
I KNOW I am not alone.
If there’s any certainty in the world, it’s that we are ALL subject to the human experience of imperfection. We all struggle with things about ourselves, both inside and out, where we may be a little less confident than others, but do any of those “imperfections” truly detract from our immense value to our Creator? Or even to each other?
2 Corinthians 12:9 says that God’s power shows up best in our weakness. We are required to allow our weaknesses to be upped by God’s strengths! It is in our weaknesses and shortcomings that Christ is glorified and magnified in our lives. I don’t know about you, but just the thought of God’s ever-present grace and enduring affection is a balm to my soul.
Let me share an abbreviated excerpt from Life Unstuck, Chapter 15, Unstuck Performance:
Three Facts about Unstuck Imperfection:
- We are all called to special assignments. Find yours!
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Eph. 2:10)
- God calls the unqualified. Move into your calling, JUST AS YOU ARE!
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Sam. 16:7)
- There is no better time than right now! In the middle of your imperfection, embrace your place.
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done. (Eccles. 11:4 TLB)
So girls – here’s our divine mantra:
We are: fierce; powerful; talented; beautiful; spirited; passionate; loved; embraced; cherished!
We are WOMAN – here us ROAR!
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I did that before, wore the size sticker on a new pair of jeans! You are not alone! I’m so beyond thankful that God uses us in our weakness and imperfection.
Amen, Yippeee! Thank You Jesus 🙂
Thanks for visiting Elizabeth!
I have walked around with two different socks on my feet. Also, have found numerous dryer sheets in my pants. haha! Little things like that make me laugh and laughing is good. 🙂
You are too cute!! I have dragged TP LOL!!!! Also, came out of the bathroom at a SPEAKING EVENT with my skirt in my tights!!!!
Top that ladies 🙂
Love your mantra! I jumped over here from Holley Gerth’s linkup. I feel like roaring!
Janet, thank you so much for visiting!!
I feel honored. Being part of anything “Holley” is a sweet blessing!
You help me to find the humor in the embarrassing things…we must laugh and not let little things derail us from our purpose! Love you and thank you for being REAL with us!!!! You’re the best!!!