“Only imperfection is bothered by the imperfect.”1
I have been thinking about this quote for 2 days. To me it stands alone as a Victory Call, but I’m sure I’d get comments about its brevity.
“Only imperfection is bothered by the imperfect.”2
Really. Stop and think about it. Why do the idiosyncrasies and foibles of other people irritate me so? Because I, too, am imperfect. It is the imperfection in me that is so bothered by the imperfection of others.
Think about the last conflict you had with a friend or family member or perhaps a disagreement with a co-worker. Don’t we often get irritated because we think we are right and they are wrong? We act like we are perfect and they are imperfect. Now, we don’t SAY that, but we ACT like it is true. Consider those thoughts racing around inside your head that others may never hear. In our minds don’t we often build our case against their imperfection? We build ourselves up as the blameless one or at least the most blameless one, more blameless than the other person.
“Only imperfection is bothered by the imperfect.”3
The fact that we are bothered by the imperfections of others is just further evidence that we ourselves are imperfect.
Won’t you ponder this quote: “Only imperfection is bothered by the imperfect.”4 Perhaps we will see conflict in a whole new light.
Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.