No one exactly tells us to be perfect. But the way society places labels and standards on who we should be puts pressure on every woman. As a result, perfectionism always seems to whisper to the heart of every woman. But this isn’t what God wants His daughters to suffer from.
Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself
Before they know it, most women nowadays get trapped in the idea of perfection. That’s why if they fail over something they always wanted to do, they easily get discouraged. Or worse, they quickly give up. Then they label themselves a failure—all because of one mistake. Because unknowingly, they have placed high expectations for themselves, requiring themselves to be perfect. And if she cannot meet what she expected from herself, then she’d be better off called a failure. But this is not the truth.
Relentless woman, I believe God is telling you not to be so hard on yourself. Perhaps it may be true that you made a mistake, but that doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It only means you were courageous enough to get out of your comfort zone and that you were willing to grow as a person. God doesn’t require you to be perfect all at once because no one is. That’s why God continuously extends His grace to us because He knows we can’t do anything apart from Him.
You Can Never Be Perfect
Accept the reality that you can never be perfect. But in Christ, you will be. The moment you accept this truth in your heart and mind, you’d realize how you need more of God in your life. By this, you will then depend on God for strength and everything. It will stir you to hunger for His presence in your life each day.
Therefore, relentless woman, don’t be too hard on yourself. God loves you so much, and He already paid it all on the cross. Instead, trust in His grace that will enable you to overcome your weaknesses. Because being a Christian doesn’t mean you have to be perfect. It only means you’re an imperfect woman saved by perfect grace.