Perfection Not Necessary

February 5, 2014

Perfection Not Necessary

Ever have a day when everything seems to be going wrong & all you want to do is crawl back in bed & claim a “do-over”?

I DO! There are days when I wake up feeling off & my day just seems to follow suit. My skin is less than “cover-girl” ready, my hair is frizzy & I feel bloated!  I get to work & my inbox is overflowing & before I even have a chance to settle in at my desk, people are bombarding me with requests or problems they need my help resolving.

Days like that are exhausting & can be so discouraging. Then I feel guilty for feeling exhausted & discouraged!  However, one thing I’m {newly} learning to embrace {slowly} is the idea that Perfection is not Necessary! It’s perfectly normal to get exhausted, overwhelmed & even frustrated!

Don’t laugh; if you’ve read any of my previous posts, I’ve admitted that I crave order & truly struggle with chaos & my own unrealistic expectations of perfection in my life. Embracing the reality that God does not expect perfection from me is a struggle, but one I’m learning nonetheless.

So today, wherever you may be, however you are feeling, I’d like to whisper some encouragement to your beautiful heart!

Regardless of how your day looks, look to the One to gave you the day & remember that perfection is not what He’s asking of you today (or ever!)

The circumstances of your day may not change! You may falter, you may fail, you may struggle & you may hurt, but keep that pretty face looking UP!

Friend, we’re all a mess without Jesus & we’re even a mess with Jesus.  The beauty of that is He loves messy & He loves broken because with a yielded heart, He can clean up our messy & put the broken pieces of our heart back together again!

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
Jeremiah 31:3 NIV

Perfection Not Necessary Sweet Friend!


link up time

I just love Wednesdays, because I get the privilege of linking up in two places:

Coffee-for-Your-Heart-150 with Holley Gerth


three word wednesday
with Simply Beth



  1. Debbie G. on February 5, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    Hi there! I’m stopping over from Coffee For Your Heart and I’m so glad I did. I enjoyed reading your post. This last sentence – “Friend, we’re all a mess without Jesus & we’re even a mess with Jesus. The beauty of that is He loves messy & He loves broken because with a yielded heart, He can clean up our messy & put the broken pieces of our heart back together again!” – is very encouraging to my heart and speaks truth to my spirit. Thanks! Hoping you have a blessed day!

    • Satin P on February 5, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      Debbie, Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your note blessed & encouraged me! That quote from my blog is my personal favorite from this post! I just love how Jesus can take my messy and clean it up, then take my broken & put it back together… only He can! Have a blessed day yourself & thanks again for the love & support! ♥

  2. Mary on February 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Just what I needed this morning! Thank you for the encouraging words.

    • Satin P on February 5, 2014 at 9:55 AM

      So happy to encourage you! 😉 xo ♥

  3. Beatriz Magana on February 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    “My grace is enough for you…” I love, love, love this! I am so glad that I don’t have to rely on my own (anything) strength to get through hard days! Thank you for the reminder!

    • Satin P on February 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM

      Me too, Beatriz! Thank you so much for stopping in today! 🙂 Have a delightful day! ♥

  4. Mel on February 5, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Oh, such needed words for my heart today…especially on a day when I fully needed to embrace the imperfect, yoga pants, bedhead, and all. 😉 Thank you for sharing!

    • Satin P on February 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM

      Mel, we all have days like that. Read your post & commented there myself, because yours spoke to my heart today as well! ♥ Get well soon! Big Hugs!

  5. Alecia on February 6, 2014 at 12:56 PM

    There’s a quote by Lysa Terkeurst from her book ‘Unglued,’that says something along the lines of, we are making imperfect progress each day. And I love that, imperfect progress, bc really that is what it is. And Yep, I was a mess before Jesus and still kinda am now 🙂 And He loves me anyways!! Blessed.

    • Satin P on February 6, 2014 at 1:09 PM

      I love that, Alecia! Thank you for sharing!! 🙂 ♥

  6. Simply Beth on February 6, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    Oh, thank you friend because this is something I need to be reminded of all too often. I’m so grateful He is not looking for perfection and no matter how messy my day or life can be, He still loves me. I just love having you as part of our TWW family. 🙂

    • Satin P on February 6, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      Beth, you just made me smile & made my heart sing! Thank you for stopping in today! It’s an honor to be a part of TWW and I love what YOU do, so keep up the awesome ministry! XO ♥

  7. Natalie (@fashionatalie) on February 9, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Love this!! Perfect to read as we face a new (busy!) week that I’m sure will get off-track at some point. I’ve been thinking lately how easily I am thrown off course and I’m trying to work on it, so thank you for the encouragement!

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Satin Pelfrey

Satin is a writer, wife and stepmom encouraging others through the hard days, bringing the Scriptures alive through life-application and drawing them closer to Jesus.

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