August 18, 2011

Day 17- Your Biggest Insecurity and Something About Yourself You Are Proud Of

Today we are supposed to write about our biggest insecurity and something about yourself you are proud of.  I have been thinking on this for a few days and I am finding it difficult to nail something down.  Not because there aren't areas where I struggle.  Let's be honest we all have those.  But one thing I have learned with certainty is that there are no insecurities I can not overcome if I give them over to Jesus.  I have also come to the realization that as much as I strive for perfection, I am never going to reach it in this world.  I often contemplate the question, "Is it therefore wrong to work to be perfect when we know we can never get there?"  Just something to think about.

Yes, 39 years of this life, dealing with criticism have taught me to be happy in whom I am, or better put, in who the Lord has made me to be.  Not that I won't keep working to be a better wife, a better mother, a better friend and ultimately more Christ-like but in the process I will be content with where I am at this moment while I ask the Lord to continue working on me.

Something about myself that I am proud of?  My family, for sure.  Not that I can take any credit.  They are who they are and what they are by God's blessing and grace.  But I sure do love them and I sure am proud of who they are becoming.  Not that they have arrived by any means.  I see my family, much as our house, as a work in progress.  But they love the Lord, they love their parents, their fellow man and each other.  They cheerfully give themselves to serving those entities and in their shortcomings are willing to be directed by this less than perfect Mama.

I am joining Toni in her get to know fellow blogger challenge 30 Days About Me

5 comments :

  1. Great post.
    I am always very thankful that God is continually shapping me into HIS image and not the image of what others think :-)

    I am so far behind on this. Not sure if I'll get caught up or not.

    Blessings

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  2. i have often asked myself that question as well. do i keep striving for perfection??? YES! seeking the Lord is when I know I am glorifying him and listening to him the most.

    Way to go mama for raising a wonderful family.

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  3. I too like the question you asked, and have thought about that before too. But I think we should always strive for being Christ-like while knowing that we will never be perfect.

    You do have an amazing family Kat, and I always enjoy my visits over here.

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  4. Hi from Finland! I just find your blog and I think it is lovely. God bless you! (Sorry bad english skills :) )

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  5. AMEN!! Thank you...I needed to read this, today. I was struggling with GOD through the night and this post not only spoke to me, but blessed my heart.
    I am sorry I have not been by as much. I have not forgotten about you. I pray you are all doing well.
    Hugs,
    andrea

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