He is making perfect sense out of a perfectly senseless, messed up life!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Imperfection - 2010

I was in a class some time ago that was learning about finding out how to see yourself in God's eyes. I heard this song, and that was it. That is how I used to feel exactly before rededicating my life to the Lord! I was drowning in my "imperfection" and I shared this song in class.  I was listening to Skillet today, heard this song again and thought that maybe someone would identify with this song?

Imperfection
from the album Collide by Skillet

You're worth so much
It'll never be enough

to see what you have to give
How beautiful you are
Yet seem so far from everything you're wanting to be

You're wanting to be
Tears falling down again
Tears falling down

Chorus:
You fall to your knees
You beg, you plead
Can i be somebody else for all the times i hate myself?
Your failures devour your heart in every hour
You're drowning in your imperfection

You mean so much
That heaven would touch the face of humankind for you
How special you are
Revel in your day
You're fearfully and wonderfully made

Tears fall down again
Come let the healing begin

Chorus:
You fall to your knees
You beg, you plead
Can i be somebody else for all the times i hate myself?
Your failures devour your heart in every hour
You're drowning in your imperfection


You're worth so much
So easily crushed
Wanna be like everyone else
No one escapes
Every breathe we take dealing with our own skeletons

Chorus:
You fall to your knees
You beg, you plead
Can i be somebody else for all the times i hate myself?
Your failures devour your heart in every hour
You're drowning in your imperfection

Won't you believe it? Won't you believe it?
All the things I see in you
You're not the only one, you're not the only one drowning in imperfection.

Music and Lyrics by John L. Cooper


But you are fearfully and wonderfully made. *Psalm 139:14 "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well." Why would you need to be anybody else?

It came to mind to add a little explanation about perfection. When I was much younger and I did different mass produced needlework kits, I’d make a mistake now and then and most wouldn’t make any difference at all to the outcome of the finished kit. I learned that, this is what made the piece “mine”. No one else could have that same missing stitch (well, a gross impossibility). This is the way I learned to not be a perfectionist about my art/crafts! It was mine! No one else could make it like I could. That makes it OOAK (One of a Kind), and perfect in God’s eyes!