People Are Not Perfect

October 20, 2020

People are not perfect…I, maybe the least of all. I have made many mistakes in my life. I have felt the sting of the imperfections of others and others have felt the sting of mine. I did not wish it to be so, but it is the path that was laid before me and I have no regrets for having walked through the pain that others have inflicted.  I am who I am today because of all that has happened to me and I have grown through the mistakes I have made.

I do regret the times I have hurt others. That I will always wish I had done differently. Yet, I have come to terms with the fact that, so many times, I was simply doing the best I could with what I had at the time. I can honestly say I have never wanted ill or evil toward anyone, not even toward those who were committing evil toward me. I just wanted it to stop. I just wanted them to become better people–not be evil.

It saddens me when I see so many people expecting perfection from others while giving themselves a pass on their own behaviour and attitudes. It is also saddens me when I see people leaning so heavily on others. They rely upon others to give them a sense of worth and value. But that can never truly come from another person.

People will always let us down at some point. It is the very nature of being human. Only One will never let us down and that is Creator G-D. We may think He has let us down. But I have found, when I look at the bigger picture and I can see things from His perspective, He has never let me down.

There are times He has refused me something I really wanted, but I could later see that it was actually for my good. That thing (or person) I wanted in my life was not what was best for me. In some cases, it was actually bad for me. And then there is free will.

G-D will not force us to comply. When another person was being hurtful toward me, they were making choices. G-D does not remove the ability to make choices. Not my freedom or someone else’s. That is why I try to be so careful with the choices I make. I don’t want to hurt others. It is also why I understand His not always stopping the choices of others.

He has protected me, though, in many ways. Sometimes, it was a supernatural protection as He showed/told me what I needed to do to get/be safe. He did not stop their plans, but He did thwart them by showing them to me. Of course, I had to trust Him and do my part to believe and act.

He also protected my heart and mind from being destroyed worse than it was. He tempered the effects of the abuse while not stopping the abuse. My abusers had the freedom to abuse me, but G-D gave me the freedom to trust Him for healing and for helping it to not totally destroy me. He does set limits on what we can do.

I am thankful for my relationship with the Creator–with the God of the Bible. He has brought much healing and helped me to become the person I am today.

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