It is my pleasure to welcome Mrs. K from i am Mrs K to the blog today. I have known Mrs. K for well over a year now, not personally of course, but through her wonderful blog. She is a committed Christian, wife, teacher and encouraging friend. As an avid reader, I have found great encouragement through her posts and I cannot even begin to express how much I love her heart and genuineness. I encourage you to check out her blog!
I was so honored when Claudia asked me to guest post! She is a great blog friend; her comments are thoughtful and encouraging. I hope I can pay it forward to her readers – to you!
I want to tell you a little bit about myself. There’s something that has caused troubles in my life for as long as I can remember.
I find it extremely hard to show my weaknesses to other people. It makes me really uncomfortable if someone can see something in my behavior, character or life in general that is not good. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s my pride or a fear of not being good enough.
When I started to think about this, I realized something. If I keep hiding my weaknesses behind a perfect facade, I’m not allowing myself to grow. I use my energy to create an illusion, so that people around me think I’m perfect. In my case this illusion is a perfectly good Christian girl, who happens to be a pastor’s/missionary’s daughter. Illusions are boring. Why? Because perfect is boring. Perfect is useless.
I don’t want to be perfect, because I know I can’t be. So why would I use the little will power I have, trying to reach something that doesn’t exist.
What I’ve learned is that if I let people see my weaknesses, I can inspire them. If I let them see my struggles and my victories, I can give hope. Perfect doesn’t do that. That’s why I’m constantly telling myself:
Stop hiding your weaknesses.
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