What’s in a flaw?
If you are someone who struggles with endless flaws and can’t seem to escape them, let’s have a little chat.
First, let’s understand what the definition of a flaw really is.
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- a mark, fault, or other imperfection that mars a substance or object.
A flaw is an imperfection. Let’s really think about that for a second. A flaw is an imperfection.
So now, let’s go over and take a look at the definition of imperfection.
- a fault, blemish, or undesirable feature.
Let’s really let that sink in. “Undesirable feature.”
So what we are really saying to ourselves when we see “flaws” is that we have undesirable features.
BUT… here’s something I want you to ponder. Who is in charge of deciding what is and what is not an undesirable feature? Is it the world? Is it our friends? Our family? Strangers? Is it us? Is it God?
Is it possible that the flaws we find in ourselves are really a figment of our imagination?
Let’s open our minds for a minute and just think of a possibility here. What if… You are perfectly imperfect just the way you are… right now.
What if you are meant to be this way right now. You are perfect for who you are supposed to be today.
I believe that life is an opportunity for constant growth. Notice I say opportunity. Because some people don’t strive for change, don’t strive for growth. Some people are so stuck in looking at their reflection in the mirror and seeing nothing but “flaws” that they are paralyzed with where they are at in life.
I believe that our imperfections are what make us perfect. They make us perfect for who we are supposed to be today. We show up with these flaws, life happens for us, and because we have these imperfections when life does its thing, which it always does, we are ready and available to grow… if we take the opportunity.
You see, without imperfections, flaws, we would never grow. We would never know what we want in life and what we don’t. We would never know who we want to be and who we don’t want to be. We would never be able to appreciate where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going.
We need flaws. We need imperfections.
Not only does it make us human, not only does it make us beautiful, not only does it make us available to help one another, it also makes us stronger. And most of all, it teaches us appreciation and gratefulness.
Because where there is a flaw, there is an opportunity to grow. Where there is an opportunity to grow, there is a chance for you to become who you want to be and go where you want to go in life. Without a flaw, we wouldn’t have that chance. That is amazing!
So don’t look down on yourself because you are not perfect. Human beings are not meant to be perfect!
Psalms 139:14 – I am wonderfully and fearfully made.
You are wonderfully and fearfully made! Not perfectly made! That is so freeing to know that we aren’t meant to be perfect, it’s okay to have flaws! And not only is it okay to have flaws, but it’s also a good sign. It’s a sign of an opportunity to take one step closer to who you are destined to be.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.Chinese proverb
So, embrace your flaws and take that opportunity to grow. Be grateful you are not perfect and realize you are who you are supposed to be today!