Sunday, June 13, 2010
I have sometimes a tendency to be want everything to be perfect and my laundry room is a place of other imperfections.
There is a survey that called general social survey, and it been tracked down that recently women moods nowadays become less and less happy, isn't that interesting? We have given more opportunities and yet we seem to have more gloom. But there is a merit reason for that, I think one of the reason why women are less happy because we put really high expectations on ourselves. In fact, we want to be perfect in everything. A perfect family, job, looks, clothes, children, a perfect life, everything has to be perfect, but that's not being realistic. More demands of responsibilities can be one reason as well. But what happens is with the increase of demands we tend to have high expectations on ourselves rather than realistically lowering our expectations we increase them and the results are when we don't do things perfectly, we're hard on ourselves and to others, when people criticize us we take it really personal. If our relationship fails, we feel like a failure and feels like giving up.
You know what, I've learned this on myself, instead of feeling like giving up, I give up on being perfect! there's a lot of freedom in that, you know why? You and I are not called to be perfect. We are called to be restored and forgiven and loved and covered in God's grace. We don't have to be perfect because God is.
2 Cor. 12 9...that we can rest in our weaknesses because thats the place where strength of God is.
Don't give up, but give up of being perfect, extend mercy into yourself and to others because we don't expect them to be perfect too. There is only one that we can rely on being perfect and that is God himself. So rest in Him and we will be more happier than ever.