Flawless vs Flawfull
Janelle-Sasha in "Flawless vs Flawfull
I will always have flaws, and of course this is nothing new to me, but for the very first time, I can say I clearly understand what it really means.
Growing up, I remember my mother always saying, "My kids are many things, but average" and so the concept of always striving for perfection became a habit for me. Now of course I have flaws, and I have accepted that fact about me gracefully now, but there was a time when I looked at my flaws and viewed them as challenges that I needed to overcome. I found that constructive criticism became much more valuable to me than a compliment and I was always looking for something to fix within myself that needed improvement.
Recently, I attended a mothers day brunch at my home church, where singer Kierra Sheard was invited to speak and serenade all the women with her beautiful voice and there was a song she sang that hasn't left my heart since that day. As she sung the words to the song, I began to reflect on myself. The words are, "God, You love my flaws, You think they make me beautiful, You don't see them as flaws at all". It was in that moment that it hit me, "The things I don't like about myself because of what the world says or what other people say, makes me who I am. Yes, I'm talkative, and yes sometimes I speak way too loud for my own good and lets not get started on how I overanalyze almost everything. But, so what!
Theres that saying that goes "There's a time and place for everything." But I'd like to also add "person and people" to that quote as well. At a certain time and in a particular place, I am the perfect person to be there. With the right person and amongst a certain group of people, I am the perfect person for them. Not because I'm flawless but because what I call "flaws" are part of who I am.
Abraham had flaws, but God chose him to be the father of many nations. Moses wasn't flawless but he was chosen to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt.
I, Jenelle Sasha Joseph, am flaw-full & still the perfect person to do all the things God has called me to do!