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The Perks to Being Imperfect

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Blogger, Elementary Education Student, UNC Chapel Hill

Nov   2011

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05

Have you ever had that feeling where you just wanted to pull your hair out because you’re so stressed? Or maybe in that moment when you haven’t slept in three days because you’ve been studying for midterms you just kind of want to quit? Personally, it’s moments like these when it is so easy for me to get down on myself about any and every little thing in my life.

We all struggle with insecurities and sin. Everyone in the world has issues, and it’s important that we acknowledge that we aren’t perfect and can’t do everything. There are times when we need to say no and there are times when we need to realize that we can’t be our own saviors.

Malachi 1:2 reminds us of this beautiful piece of information –

“I have loved you,” says the LORD.

The Lord of the entire universe is telling His people that He has loved us—He has loved you. The fact that God uses the past tense in this statement blows my mind (I bet you never thought you’d be diagraming sentences that are Bible verses!). Whenever I read this, I just think that regardless of my past and present transgressions, God still loves me because He always has; He created me out of love and in return, I need to reciprocate that love to an even greater extent.

All of our insecurities come from us not knowing or realizing how much God values us and loves us. He has always loved us like he reminded us in Malachi and He still does, unconditionally.

We need to be thankful that our biggest perk to being imperfect is that God loves us and has saved us from our sin through His son, Jesus.

Just remember that when you’re stressed, God has loved you. Don’t forget in your sleepless daze that God has loved you. You are important and God has always and will always love you.

Now honor Him; acknowledge Him; worship Him.

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About Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart

Allison Stewart is a senior Elementary Education major attending The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She enjoys crossword puzzles, blogging, Tweeting, and a good cup of café con leche. Allison has been attending The Summit Church in Durham, NC since she started attending UNC, but grew up in Concord Christian Church in Concord, NC, where she attended services with her family regularly. While at Concord Christian Church, she went on mission trips to Puerto Rico and Honduras, both of which were amazing experiences that helped shape her faith. Her on campus activities include extensive involvement with UNC Dance Marathon, a large non-profit organization that benefits the North Carolina Children's Hospital, as well as working as an office assistant in a community office on campus. She enjoys singing and playing guitar and participating in all things theatrical. Allison is zealous for God, an advocate of naps, a believer in public education, and an arts enthusiast.

 
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