OMG guys, I am reading this AMAZING book by Emily Ley called “Grace not Perfection”, and let me tell you, I’ve only read one chapter and it’s absolutely wonderful! I will be doing a blog series on this by chapter because seriously, it’s going to be that good. So, let’s begin with chapter 1, “Discovering Grace”.
It talks about how we aspire to be Pinterest worthy in almost all aspects of our life. We want the Pinterest worthy marriage, Pinterest worthy wardrobe, Pinterest worthy home, etc. That is seemingly unattainable for us busy moms and wife’s. We won’t always have a spotless home, size 0 jeans, and home cooked meals every night of the week. We are always looking for validation as well, and that is a destructive way of thinking. Being worthy does not mean being perfect and you don’t have to be perfect to embrace grace– grace is free. It’s free for unworthy and imperfect people like you and me. Jesus took care of that for us; he created a path for us to walk by the spirit, with “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self control” (Galatians 5:16, 22-23).
I don’t want to recap the whole chapter but I’ll leave you with this: What standard are you holding yourself to? Who defined perfection for you? We can’t do it all and if we can, we usually aren’t doing it well. God is pouring grace on us each and every day. So, strive for grace not perfection. We have to take care of ourselves or we will have nothing to give to the ones we love. In order to do that, we must make ourself a priority starting today.
Now that I’ve given you something to think about, I’m going to go enjoy the evening with my kids and hubby and probably read another chapter. Have a great weekend loves and I’ll catch up with you after the weekend!
P.S. credit goes to Emily Ley 2016