Our Missing Piece of Peace.
If we constantly search for our missing piece in perfection we will be without peace.
I often times find myself blaming friendships, social media, and circumstances for my lack of peace in life. When I feel alone in a friendship I accuse that person. When I look at social media and log off feeling less than enough, I blame social media as a whole. I become anxious about my circumstances because, instead of trying to see the hope in them, I see similar past situations that didn’t meet my personal expectations.
I’ve spent so long trying to shape my life to meet unreasonable expectations of perfection that I crave, that I’ve missed the true issue. God revealed that my need for perfection was my battle. I think because God created Adam and Eve without knowing sin, part of us longs to be that perfect version of a human again. We long for our missing piece.
As human beings we will always fall short, but when we look to God we can find that missing piece that we had been searching for in the wrong places. In the areas that are uncomfortable and full of confusion, is where we grow the most and find peace because we learn to lean on God.
I will never find peace in striving for perfection. God has shown me that the way to leave my expectations of perfection behind is to embrace vulnerability. Vulnerability is messy, and even scary sometimes, but in the end, that is where freedom is found. We can stop running and blaming everything and everyone else in our lives for our unhappiness, and realize that the problem is in the refusal to accept imperfection.
2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “My power is made perfect in your weakness.” So why run from the thing that brings us and God together? Our weakness plus God’s strength makes the dream team, so let’s embrace it!
Prayer: God, I know that I will always fall short of perfection; show me how to embrace my imperfections. Free me from my exhausting cycle of searching for peace in anything other than you Lord. Open my eyes, God, to see the beauty in being uncomfortable because that is where I will truly grow. Father take my weakness and use it for your greater good. I love you! In your name I pray. Amen.