Mrs. Rupple's Words of Wisdom

Perfection.  It is something that most people strive for in life.  You see, if you are perfect, there is no room for failure or criticism.  According to the Meriam-Webster Dictionary, perfection is the act of improving something so that it has no flaws.  No flaws.  When you get something that is perfect, you often put it away to protect it.  Whether it be perfect bodies of models, perfect families of sitcoms, or even perfect endings of love stories, our minds are bombarded by the world’s ideas of perfection daily. 

On Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and other social media platforms, everyone shares their perfect moments of life.  No one displays failures or struggles.  However, things that are imperfect can often be more valuable and desirable than those things that are perfect.  Imperfections.  They bring uniqueness and humility.  Imperfections also bring room for improvement and a need of dependency.  In 2 Corinthians 12:9, we are told: “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness’ most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 

Through imperfections, we are shown our need of a Savior, our need of help and support from our close friends and family.  When we are in situations where our imperfections bubble forth, we find ourselves growing the most and shining the brightest for Him.  We draw people to our Lord because they see our blemishes and realize that perfection is not something required to be happy or even successful. 

So, remember the next time you are tempted to pretend everything is perfect, let your imperfections shine, they may just be the perfect example of imperfectness someone desperately needs

Debbie Templeton