Stop trying to be perfect.
Stop it right now!
I’ve lived my life trying to be perfect – always doing the right thing, anticipating what others want me to be and do before they can ask. Let me tell you, it is exhausting and very wrong. God doesn’t expect us to be perfect. He loves us as we are – even the messy parts.
We believe those things in principle, but practice is harder. After all, how can God not expect the best from us? How can He not want us to do everything in our power to be the very best person and Christian we can be?
Six years ago, all the novels I owned fit onto a meager three feet of shelf space. I loved to read Christian fiction but, due to finances, I borrowed books from family and friends instead of purchasing my own.
Getting married and moving to Canada changed everything.
Suddenly, I had time on my hands and all my normal avenues of borrowing books were 500 miles away. To complicate matters, my new husband was still job hunting and our local library’s selection of Christian fiction was laughable at best.
I longed for something new to read without having to pay exorbitant Canadian book prices.
Then I discovered book review blogging