If you have ever seen a plane flying over head you might notice from a distance it looks beautiful. Strong, steady, and powerful. The plane looks light as air as it floats among the clouds. However if you have ever actually been a passenger on a plane it isn’t always as smooth and steady as it appears from afar. There is turbulence, the clouds are not as soft as they look, and if you have ever gone through a storm….let me just say lots of talking to Jesus going on in that situation.
The point is from afar many people seem to be smooth, steady, and put together. Their marriage is perfect, their kids never misbehave, they have complete control of their finances, and they are extremely talented and good at everything you are not. But inside that persons life there is “turbulence.” I guarantee they have struggles no matter who they are.
WE ALL HAVE JUNK. The reason I started this blog is because everywhere I go I couldn’t help notice this is such a common thread in all of our lives. We are ALWAYS comparing ourselves! I’ll say it again WE ALL HAVE JUNK but isn’t that what makes us who we are?
The friends I love the most are the ones who are “imperfect.” They are honest about where they struggle and don’t try to hide their flaws.
A dear friend told me the other day, “if someone you know appears to be perfect….they are miserable” And she knew! For years she had tried with all her might to have a spotless house, make everything from scratch and look good while doing it. She was exhausted, and frustrated.
I secretly compared myself to her and wondered how she did it all.
When she came clean about it there was such relief in both of our ends.
“You mean you are not perfect?” You mean I can stop pretending to be perfect?”
Oh what a wonderful moment that was! Why don’t we do that sooner?