Meditation for Perfectionists – Tuesday December 10, 2019
Crafting and Creating
Genesis 1:1-2: “In the beginning God created” (v.1).
I remember the day it dawned on me that I had been attempting to mold my world and its inhabitants into perfection — to re-create according to my own image. Driving down the highway, I cried, “O, God, forgive me for trying to craft myself a perfect life — perfect parents, perfect spouse, perfect children. I have trampled on your territory. Who do I think I am?”
In the beginning of time as we know it, God created and has been creating ever since. The Hebrew word for create used in the first verse of the Bible is “bara.” This is a God word. Human beings are incapable of producing this way. Creating, out of nothing, is God’s job alone.
Trying to craft myself a perfect world in which to live, made me tired. Eventually I burned out! How relieved I was to learn that it is not my responsibility.
God Almighty, the Creator of all,
I acknowledge that I have sometimes tried to interfere in your creation process.
I want to learn to leave the crafting process to you.
You are the strong and capable one, not I.
There is peace in being satisfied to be one of your “created”
and not the one responsible for re-creation.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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