a raw collection of words from my heart

15.2.15

imperfection + happy (belated) v-day

(i know i just posted yesterday, but i did pre-write this post specifically for v-day, so haha.
whatever, in any case, i hope you enjoy reading it as much as i enjoyed writing it xx)



i am not perfect.


Sometimes, I find myself having to constantly
Replay this little phrase in my head.


i am not perfect. i am not perfect.


Thoughts of anger
and bitterness swell,
They steal the joy for
others' triumphs,
They wrangle the contentment
at the simple joys of life.


i cannot be perfect.


Perfection may be is something
I will never be able to attain.


/a • tel • o • pho • bia/


Fear of imperfection.
Fear of never being
Good enough for myself,
Much less
a n y o n e

but i forget
i was never called
to be perfect

on my
own


He tells me:
"There is no
Fear
In Love"

there is no fear

in

l o v e


I'm soaked in His Love
Constant
Unending
Everlasting

Through my imperfections
He shines
Perfect
Beautiful
Holy


I remember now

I was never called to be perfect

I was called

To Love
To Glorify
To Reflect

Him


"I must decrease, and He must increase"


:: "if i told you i was perfect, i would have been lying" ::


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1 John  4:18
John 3:30
quote off the internet


{a little valentine's / single-awareness day / love post for all my readers who i heart. hope this blesses your day.
also, i'm been obsessed with smoothies in a completely weird way. they're so good ugh xx}

20 comments

  1. I love this so much, Elisabeth! Your poetry is always so beautiful :) xo

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    1. Aww, thanks arushee! You're so sweet xxx.

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  2. This was beautiful and a great reminder <3
    And yes, smoothies are quite wonderful :)

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    1. Haha, smoothies ftw! And thanks so much, Autumn, for the kind words xxx.

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  3. HOW DO YOU WRITE THIS. HOW DO YOU SHOUT WORDS BUT AT THE SAME TIME HAVE QUIET WHISPERS????? It's. so. stinking. amazing. I can't. <3 I love it.

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    1. Ohhh mai, your comments made my day so much better. Thank you thank you for the lovely words. You rock xxx.

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  4. "I remember now / I was never called to be perfect / I was called / To Love / To Glorify / To Reflect / Him" That's beautiful. You're amazing.
    'Obsessed with smoothies,' you too, huh?

    xox

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    1. Aw Sarah, thanks! I think you're amazing as well xxx.
      Yes yes, smoothie obsessions are one of the best ;)

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  5. There is no fear in love.
    Candence described your post perfectly. :)

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    1. Aw, darling, thank you! Have a beautiful, wonderful day xxx.

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  6. I adore this post! Great one!
    Vanessa
    simplyperfectme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! You're too kind :') xxx.

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  7. This is so great! I really enjoyed reading this.
    Sophia
    someplaceinthemidst.blogspot.com

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Sophia! I love reading comments like yours xxx.

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  8. Oh, this is beyond true! Even the people that look the most perfect on the outside struggle with some of the same sins as everyone else.
    I really love the verse you shared as well, " I must decrease and He must increase".
    It's really hard to put down ourselves and our selfish desires because of how much more satisfying they seem than God's plans!
    Love your blog so much! Definitely following!
    -Lauren <3
    lovingourcreator.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, thank you SO much Lauren! I totally agree with what you said, about how it's hard (so very hard) to decrease for Him to increase. You're a dear xxx.

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  9. This is so beautiful! You're writing always amazes me. This is too perfect. <3

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    1. Haha, awww. Thank you Cindy! Your words made my day xxx.

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