If you follow my blog, or know me in general you will know that I have a little saying / quote/ two words that mean the absolute world to me. It is ImperfectlyPerfect. To me personally it is not just a saying, it is something I live by and something I truly believe in.
I was born in the millennial generation, advancing technology is bursting each day, social media has become an everyday necessity to many individuals. I personally and proud to be part of this era. Although it makes me sick to think about what this has done to many individuals self-worth. As a generation we receive so much negativity because of selfies, but have you ever truly thought about how much courage it takes to post that simple photo? It takes 50 or more tries to get a "good" selfie, a good photo that people will not notice your flaws or insecurities, a little pimple pops up one day and in most minds, they automatically will not post a photo because of it. I am going to be brutally honest, It makes me so sad to think that we live in a society where a simple flaw can ruin our self-worth and esteem. We see the so called "perfect" person / celebrity on the cover of a magazine and the first thought in our mind is "I need to look like that"
First: NO YOU DON'T
You are BEAUTIFUL just as you are. Think about this for a second, God has created each person on this earth perfect in his eyes, he has shaped and formed us, knowing everything about us, every flaw, insecurity, and challenge we will face in life. He knows how many hairs are on our head, and he has a plan for every second of our lives.
Psalm 139: 13-14
"You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise yu because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."
My goal in ImperfectlyPerfect is not to push my beliefs on others, or to change an opinion. I simply want to make a positive impact on today's society and change the way that people view perfection. No one is perfect and most people do understand that, but ask yourself do I really? We go into the mall, look around and see beautiful people and all we can do is wish we looked like them, wish we had their eyes, skin color, legs, stomach, and body. STOP. I encourage each of to that every time a thought like this pops into your mind instead of wishing you were something else, remind yourself of something you love about yourself. We all have things we wish we could change, that is okay we are all human. Although know your worth, that you are strong, loved and absolutely stunning.
Some peoples flaws are easier to see than others. It just depends how a person perceives that flaw.
Most people stare as I walk places, yes I look different I am missing my left arm, and when I get asked what happened I simply reply with "That is the way God has created me." But people automatically say I am so sorry! Here is the thing I do not want you to be sorry, I love my little arm! To myself it is not a flaw, it is a blessing, something I wouldn't change for the world. If I got offered to have two hands for a second I would simply deny. I do not need or want to, that is not who I am. I believe God has created me with one arm for a reason and purpose.
We must learn to accept our flaws and differences. Know you were created in the hands of God, each differently and perfect in his eyes. So to end I believe in ImperfectlyPerfect because know one is perfect except God alone and so we are all ImperfectlyPerfect.
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Well known for her love for Jesus, coffee, and having one arm. Sarah share's stories in her life in hope to help others. She wants you to know that,
"Our differences do not define who we are but are a part of the story that God has written for our lives."
Sarah says, " I hope that I can be someone to relate to in a world of untold real stories. Everything I write is from my heart and real."
"We are all created imperfectly perfect by God, we should be proud of our imperfections and differences, they make us who we are today but do not define us, know that you are beautiful and remind yourself of this everyday."