I AM DONE WAITING FOR PERFECT

I am done waiting for perfect!  I have been hindered for far too long. I have had moments of going after it, then fear grips me and I retreat feeling ashamed and scared.  NO MORE!

I will speak when you say to speak God.  If I did not hear you perfectly then humbly I admit it.  I will go and sit in your presence and try again. I won’t remain silent, I will not try to suppress your desire to speak through me. I won’t be afraid!

I am done comparing myself to other bloggers.  Waiting for every post to be perfect before I hit publish.  Lord I trust that you will take what I have said and minister to those that read it.

No, I don’t have a perfect life, a perfect head of hair, a perfect marriage or children that are always perfectly behaved.  But I serve a perfect God who is doing something BIG in me!

I am done

I am done

I am done dancing to the beat of your drum afraid that the beat that God has given me is not perfect enough.  

Today I shed the scale of fear clothe in perfection, I stick my head out and I am going after it.

I am going after my purpose with a tenacious grit.  No I am not perfect but the one who has called me is; and as I move in obedience, He is perfecting me!

Have you been waiting for perfect?  How has it hindered you from doing what God has called you to do?

Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.  Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT 

 

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Anika Jones

About the Author

Anika Jones

Hello there! I am Anika and I am definitely one of those. Passion oozes from every fiber of my being. I love to love. Sounds cheesy, I know, but I already told you that I am one of those kinds of people. Read on to find out some more interesting facts about me… 1. I love me some Jesus. I love to testify and if you hang around me long enough you may hear me bragging on the awesomeness of God, like how • He gave me a house I couldn't afford • Healed two of my children • Gave me a yes when I wanted to say no 2. I married a younger man…OK, not really. I was 23 while he was 22. My birthday is in April and his in August, but it’s our running joke. Nevertheless, after 13 years of marriage, I happen to love him deeply, and it still makes for a great story. 3. I have experienced the pain of two miscarriages and the joy of delivering 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). I have both a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Early Childhood Education, which I put to good use staying home with the kiddos. 4. I attend an awesome church where my husband is the Assistant Pastor. I am also a part of a not for profit organization that encourages women to walk in their God given purpose. 5. I am addicted to prayer. 6. I am considered nice by most, definitely extreme by design. I am politically incorrect. 7. I take the scenic route when telling a story, but I promise if you hang on long enough, I eventually get to the punch line. 8. I have great ideas but I sometimes procrastinate. Jesus and I are working on that one. 9. I am guilty of overthinking things (refer to number 8). 10. I am originally from Jamaica. Surprise…sunshine and coconuts are two of my favorite things. 11. I subscribe to the Paleo Diet and actually did a round of Whole 30. 12. I love to experiment in the kitchen. 13. I make an absolute mess when I cook. I try to clean as I go but get distracted with cooking. Go figure. (My family doesn't always enjoy my cooking but I make them eat it anyway.) 14. I love people and enjoy talking to them—even the weird ones. I tried being otherwise but found it doesn't suit me well, so I'm learning to be okay with being me. 15. I have traction alopecia and wear wigs and am crazy enough to believe God for restoring my hair follicles even though the doctors have said otherwise. 16. A movie is considered good only if it makes me cry...more than once. Sound of Music happens to be my all time favorite. 17. I really wish I sang well. I really don't. 18. Telling people about Jesus is my favorite past time. And if I'm not talking about Him, I'm talking about my family or some random health fact I learned on Google. 19. I love redemption stories and happy endings, that’s why I said yes to Jesus. Feel like you know me a little more? Well good! Please continue to stop by my little corner of cyber world. And do leave a comment. Remember I love to talk to people!

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lashanda Lewis

How refreshing to know Im not alone. YOU are not alone. Yes i have. Peaked my head out high for a few days them the next few im back to hiding. I love the part when you said “I’m going after my purpose with tenacious grit”

    Anika Jones

    Yes Lashanda, we have to decide EVERYDAY to go after it! I am excited to see all that God will accomplish as we pursue His purpose for our lives!

Khenady

Amen!!! You go ahead Lady Anika 🙂 I love your post, they are “perfect” to me.

    Anika Jones

    Thanks for the encouragement Khenady! 🙂

D Robinson

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