OH,…I SEE???

Posted: December 13, 2012 in christian, Uncategorized

OH,…I SEE???????

by johnedoe

I HAD JUST READ A LETTER THAT SOMEONE HAD WRITTEN ABOUT THEIR VIEW OF PERFECTIONISM,….IT WAS SO GREAT,…BECAUSE IT WAS SO HONEST,…IT WAS ABOUT THEIR “DESIRE” TO MEASURE UP, TO “SOMEONE” ELSE’S “STANDARDS” IN THEIR LIFE,…AND “FOR” THEIR LIFE,….STANDARDS WHICH THE ONE DOING THE “PLACING OF” COULD NOT EVEN MEASURE UP TO,….THUS “TRAPPING/CONFINING/AND CAGING THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WROTE THE LETTER, IN “HIS OWN” LIFE,……ANYWAY,…THE FOLLOWING IS A RESPONSE I WROTE ON THE SITE WHERE I READ THE LETTER,…..

i gotta ask,..”how great was that guy’s letter?!?? I loved it! You could see all of the honest thoughts and feelings that he poured into it!

It so reminded of the thing I sent you about “if a child lives with this or that, he learns this or that”…..do you remember??? perfectionism??? oh my! I don’t even want to know what perfectionism is defined as, for i have a funny feeling that it will be different from place to place, and opinion to opinion????

Kinda like the old story about the three blindfolded guys describing an elephant after touching different parts of the elephant……..We,…when following another’s “human” view of perfectionism, may as well follow our own view. Perhaps as the “blind lead the blind???” For those who have read The Bible, and/or believe in God,…The Bible (being God’s word and voice) never even speaks of human perfection…..yet it only speaks of a “perfection of the faith”, which comes through our faith,……..taking the view off of ourselves and our faults,…thus freeing us from trying to find the impossible, and elusive within ourselves, as it does not, and cannot exist within ourselves due to our freewill of our selfish choices and desires,……….

We are, in and of ourselves, walking contradictions,……thus is why I see The Bible as being a good thing,…when we allow ourselves to see what is written inside,…in the way which God intends for us to see it………

I believe that is why “freedom” and “truth” are spoken of so often in The Bible….The importance of seeing ourselves through the eyes of our “creator” in an accepting and forgiving way,….allows us to see all others differently as well,…thus we are “freed” from the “guilt” of our (sometimes, and perhaps usually) harsh judgments of others…….This allows us to “then” get along well with others,……..

The Bible speaks of the “sins of the parents being “visited” upon their children,…meaning, we as children can and will be cursed by the bad, or ungodly, attitudes (and actions) of out parents,……………

When we seek, find, and practice God’s ways and attitudes (towards others, as well as ourselves) we break the “generational curses” (which The Bible is where the term generation curses comes from) that our parents have “passed on” to us,……………

It’s so easy to think that we are pleasing our parents if we “do what they say, and or have told us to do,……that we are “loving” them,…and or are “showing them that we love them, by doing so,……In reality,…we can and will suffer due to and because of their ungodly “views” of what “perfectionism” is based upon….We, as individuals, especially as grown ups,….are accountable for our “own” views and choices in life,…….

Much as if someone in school had “someone else” do “their” homework, for them,…we learn nothing. we must decide for ourselves who we want to be, and what our opinions and attitudes will be based on,…..

When God, a loving God, is believed in,…and looked to,…as the provider and giver of the answers,…then we are “free” from ever having to follow,…or answer to, a fallible human being again,….even, and especially, ourselves,…………the pressure is taken from us,…when we choose to allow it to be,….

I have found that this pressure has been removed from me,…only,….through my faith in a “leader” who is much bigger than myself,….or anyone who I have ever known,………….

 

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