Perfect: having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.
No one, I repeat, no one is perfect. Not me, my friends, my family, not my dog, okay, well maybe my dog. The point is, no one is PERFECT. Yes, there are many people who come close, like Leonardo Dicaprio or that girl at school/work/grocery store. But the truth is, it may look like that on the outside. None of us can really know what they are dealing with on the inside.
Lately I’ve been struggling with the idea of perfection. My whole life, in gymnastics, school, in my appearance, people have been telling me that I’m perfect and I’ve started to believe it. I’m not saying that its bad to have self-confidence but, personally, setting that high of a standard on myself starts to put a whole lot of pressure on me.
Every morning I have been waking up to look in the mirror and find all the imperfect things about me that needed to change so I could be that perfect girl. Every time I’m not perfect, I feel as though I had let everyone down, that I didn’t live up to the standards set for me, that I’m a disappointment.
I’m the type of person who bottles up all my emotions and troubles, and then out of nowhere something will trigger me and I break down. Last week, while talking to mom, it happened. I began to let everything I was upset about out and it was hard. I had to let my mom see that I, Clarity Trier, am not perfect. We talked about God’s plan for my life and what I need to do to begin to see it, and the first thing is to get over the whole “I’m not perfect” issue.
These past few days I have really been thinking about me, and my imperfectness. I’ve thought and I’ve thought and then, suddenly, it came to me. I’m not perfect, but I know someone who is. Someone so amazing the sun and moon obey his every word, someone so big that he can fit the world in his hands, and someone so perfect, that he is willing to share a little bit of it with me. If our identities are rooted in Christ, and we are all created in his image, shouldn’t we all be perfect in our own special ways?
You are your own type of perfect, no one is like you. Embrace it! Live in the light of knowing God created you to be the best version of you that you can be! So be it! You may not be the smartest, the tallest, or have the prettiest eyes, but you have so many other amazing qualities that God has given you so that you can carry out a great plan for your life. Don’t get stuck on not being perfect enough for everyone else, focus on staying true to yourself and God and he’ll do the rest.
It was a perfect sacrifice, by a perfect person, to perfect some very imperfect people. (The Message Bible)
Clarity Trier is just finishing up her freshman year at Murrieta Valley High School. She has lived in Murrieta most of her life. Although she would prefer the more exciting, big city lifestyle. She is an optimistic, non-jugdmental, self-motivated, very humorous, and well-balanced individual.
Clarity enjoys working with children, ballet, going to the beach, and American Sign Language. She frequently volunteers at Centerpoint Church’s Special Blessings ministry, a special needs program for children. She is currently working to become a gymnastics coach.
Clarity is happy to be growing up in a Christian home and loves going to High School Youth Group every week.
Favorite Snack: Takis
Guilty Pleasure: Watching Monster Fish on Netflix
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