The hole was minuscule. Barely visible. But it felt as if I could put my fist through it.
I was asked to speak to a group of volunteers and hopefully impart some wisdom. I wanted to make a good impression, so the night before I scoured my closet for the perfect outfit. The right choice would not be too businesslike, but not too casual either. I found the perfect sweater in the back of the closet and felt confident about the next day.
The morning of my speech, I dressed in a hurry and took one last look in the mirror. That’s when I saw it—the hole, a flaw in the fabric. It wasn’t much, just a little tear, but the longer I stood in front of the mirror, the larger the flaw grew until I could see nothing else. In my mind, I was sure the audience would not hear me, because they would be staring at the hole in my sweater.
Our minds, our beliefs about who we are, often focus on our imperfections. Instead, we should remember who God says we are: His children, daughters and sons of the King.
The world may see our imperfections, focusing on what we are not. We, too, often measure ourselves according to the world’s standards, which continually change. God sees His perfect children, without one flaw.
Remember who you are. You are the child of God, not the sum of your flaws and imperfections. The Father’s love has made you perfect.
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