Root : Day 6 of a 30 day Journal Project.
Journal prompt. What do you think they had that allowed them to do it imperfectly?
They either knew the truth or were living it unawares.
When you see imperfection that’s shared its incredibly brave. Its easier to identify with because not everyone will cook stupendously, or fly to the other side of the world, or run a marathon or write a best seller. But everyone has something that we don’t do perfectly. Something we struggle with.
The kicker is – knowing about it. If you hide, are private, are unwilling to tell or share or announce it to an audience; the smaller the hearers, the smaller the power to learn and grow and receive help and support. You can”t fully benefit from it and no one else can either. The further afield you tell your story in whatever way you tell it, the more people will be touched. In the bible it says. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
There is power in telling. God knew we’d fail. He provided HIS son fully perfect GOD in human form to bridge the gap and be the way through which all mankind can find full life even at our lowest. That’s why I find freedom, peace, strength, hope, reason to be me and total enjoyment to express myself in artful forms. For me it always comes back to what Jesus did and that’s where my imperfection finds freedom and how can I not share that?
In our world we have it all wrong no wonder people break down and talent continues to be wasted. People think they need to be perfect before they can be accepted or for people to want to know about it. That they can’t tell the truth because it will make them weak or stand out or a failure. Future bosses look for certain standards and probably miss the very best workers simply because they don’t fit the mold or high standards they set. People hide or waste their talents because they are not understood or aren’t like anyone else or do it differently. But how can anyone understand us if they simply don’t know our weaknesses too? Understanding comes when we are not alone with our foibles, we tell the truth about ourselves and through this a way opens up where we find a higher purpose to being who we really are. We find a connection!
There’s a quote.
“Friendship is born at the moment when one man says to another : “What you too? I thought that no one but myself…” C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves.