Friday, February 25, 2011

Glory to Him forever & ever, Amen.

1.     the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
2.     a perfect  embodiment or example of something.

Meanings: Excellence, accomplishment
Synonyms: Faultlessness, rightness, exactness, precision, flawlessness

Urban Dictionary: impossibility, something unattainable, something that cannot be reached..ever.
     2. Cannot be defined by one person, perfection means something different to everyone.

Setting an example. Seeking to become the ideal. Being better than those around you in every way. Not having faults. Having everything figured out and living confidently in that. But, who defines this perfection? Each person has their own idea of what it means to be perfect. And, we aren’t called to be perfection.

Please, CAN I JUST SHOUT THAT I DON’T WANT TO BE ON A PEDASTOL. Can I tell everyone that I make a lot of mistakes. I don’t have it figured out. I don’t do everything right and I don’t know. I am not the ideal. I am messed up. I am working on it. I need grace. I need mercy. I need patience. I need help. I want God to use my strengths and my weaknesses. I want less of me for more of God’s glory. I want transparency, honesty, truth, and openness. I want to live and leave an offering, not a legacy.

This week we are discussing not being a Christian cyborg/ robot. The Circles blog was so good & spoke greatly to me. “I learned during that first year was that my students didn’t need a spotless role model, they needed a real example.” I want to be a real example. I want to strive to be better. I want to work every day to become more of the person God wants me to be for each day, but I don’t want to give off the impression that I think I am perfect. I want true humility. “And they needed to know that in the midst of our failure and mismanagement, Jesus is with us every step of the way.” Mmmm, so tasty, so good. “What I learned was that it’s ok to simply and honestly embrace who I am, and that includes my victories and my failures in equal measure.” “to lead from the truth of who I was, that I actually started to inspire those around me. “

This is me embracing who I am. Every part of me. I am going to strive to roccccck it :)  Passing all the glory to Him above, may my life me a sweet love sound of praise to YOU. 


  1. Your passion for the Lord is so encouraging Corinne. I love that you said, "I want transparency, honesty, truth, and openness." I think that those are such wonderful things to strive after. If we could all desire those things and try our best to attain them, I feel as if the church could function so much more properly. I'll be praying for you, really. Thank you for sharing, I can always feel the love and honestly through your words.

  2. Loved this post...your passion and honesty are great!

  3. Girl...I am SO WITH YOU on this! You have encouraged me...I also want to embrace fully who God has made me to success and failure! :) Hard, but oh-so-good when we find FREEDOM in that! It brings to mind when Paul says..."Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained." Amen!

  4. I've lived a lot of my life trying to keep up appearances. Trying to be what other people thought I was or what I thought I should be. Fear of losing the facade or letting others down makes us perpetuate lies about ourselves and then hate ourselves when we can't live up to this ririculous persona we've created.

    Perfection becomes scary when we make it about rules and pedestals and keeping up appearnaces. The call to be perfect is meant to lead us to the realization that that's totally ridiculous...on our own. The call to perfection leads us into deeper relationship with Jesus. As we press into Him He will press His very perfection into us.

  5. Appearances, our track record, educational backgrounds, whatever it may be that we are using to measure ourselves...our value is found in Christ. He has taken ownership of us, and we are his.

  6. that part about being a real example reminded me of what darrin was teaching us about blamelessness this week. i loved what he said about blamelessness having a whole lot to do with transparency, having your life be common knowledge for others to access. what a beautiful thing. thank you for sharing.

  7. I am so excited that you are embracing yourself for who you are. None of us are prefect and can never be. We can strive to be perfect in Christ but know that only God can give us perfection. Thanks for sharing this with us. I can't wait to see you rockin it!

  8. Corinne!!!! Thank you for this post...I needed to read this! Sometimes the pressures of perfection and expectations definitely take it's toll on me. This is a good reminder of what the goal really is :)

  9. the only perfect one is Jesus, how awesome that we find our identity in Him?! thanks for sharing!