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From Flawed to Flawless

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!  1 John 3:1 NLT

Photo courtesy of pixabay.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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Tamela Turbeville

Through writing, Tamela Turbeville seeks to follow God’s call on her life and share how He rescued her from the pit, transforming her through His faithful love. She writes from her small office in Southeast Arkansas, where she is surrounded by six rescue dogs. Tamela has a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Writing. She is wife to Richard, her husband for over two decades, and a mother of three grown sons. Recently, her family added a beautiful daughter-in-law. Two years ago, Tamela began Living One Word, a ministry and blog focusing on the one word that changes lives: love. You can find more stories of transformation at www.livingoneword.com.


  1. Beautifully said Tamela??

  2. Great analogy! Thanks for the reminder of where our focus should be!

  3. Thank you for sharing this post!