Meditation for Perfectionists – Thursday December 08, 2022
Its A Lie!
Revelation 21:4: “[God] will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…”
“Life is difficult. This…is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. …Once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters,” writes M. Scott Peck in The Road Less Traveled.
Several years ago while attending a personal growth workshop, I completed a questionnaire concerning the developmental tasks of adulthood. After acknowledging my roles as wife, mother, friend, executive, writer, and child of God, I contemplated my childhood, marriage and babies, career shifts, and dreams lost. When I realized the inherent changes in coping with aging, relationships, and inevitable disappointments, I suddenly exclaimed, “It’s a lie! Life is not simple! I’ve been fed a lie!≤
As long as I was convinced that “life is easy,” I ignored reality, asked few questions, rarely complained, and remained confused. Yet, once I admitted life is difficult, I began to relax, and cease the silent demand that imperfection go away.
Lord, someday all the crying, sorrow, and pain will stop.
Until that time I’ll admit the truth that life is difficult
and stop trying to be so perfect.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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