Celebrating your Imperfections, Jagged Edges and all.

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Imperfections are what make us human. and accepting them makes life, well let me say it like this, relaxed!

These last two days I have been building a rockery, more like a wall, a dry stone wall, one without cement. I had some stone, it looked jagged but attractive. Stone is expensive so I had to use what odd pieces I had, jagged edges and all, and build my wall. I must say, I love it too. It may not be perfect like my neighbours who built it according to the rules but its built by me and I’m glad I could do it without instructions, just pure creativity, in the raw!

The problem we have in life is that we always trying to do things like someone else, and according to the book, when God wants us to do thinks dare I say it, “your way!” Sometimes we need to do things for the fun of it, not because we got it right but because God wants to see the jagged edges.

Some paintings have got to have flaws
Some blog posts have to leave things unsaid
Some books have to raise questions
Some plans have to go wrong
Some stones need jagged edges
Some walls need rebuilding.

Even having conversations with friends you will say the wrong stuff, but if we all waited until we could speak perfect and say the right things, no body would ever talk! Being imperfect and accepting it empowers you to take the risk and that’s what makes a friendship real, flaws and all!

Imperfections happen because you’re human,  and you enjoy being real. You don’t try to be perfect all the time, that’s too stressful. That’s for folks who are under the manipulation and expectation of others. You however, love being you and that’s that’s what matters most, to everyone.

You may not write like a best seller, but you love your own style because that’s you! You may not paint according to all the rules but you have something unique that stands out and that’s you! You may not preach like TD Jakes but there again TD Jakes can’t preach like you. The real gifted don’t copy anyone, they don’t need to, because the have a uniqueness that cannot be copied, a distinction that’s  profound and a style that authentic and one of a kind. The real gifted are celebrated not because of their sameness but because of their ability to stand out and be different from the crowd.

Real people are comfortable with their own humanness and dont wait until perfection to do something different. Real folks are comfortable to be around and are easy to get on with and yes they can be trusted. Yes trusted to be real in a worLd that expects perfection. They have a go because they love to, and that’s whats makes them attractive.

Paul.

NB. I may make an imperfect book out of this entitled, “Jagged Edges, Living From The Inside Out.” Maybe you have a story of how you too, had a go! let me know below, or send me an email. I may include it in the book.


  1. nightshade130 Avatar

    You know you remind me of Thomas Edision who was the first man to create the light bulb. He tried 10.000 times to invent it and make it work and it always failed until the 10,001st try. His outlook from doing things his way was different. He didn’t deem what he was doing as failure and he is quoted to say: “I have not failed, I have just found 10, 000 ways that won’t work”. Imperfect in his creation but always finding a solution in the imperfection of his inventions. So what I’m trying to say is that there is a perfection in our imperfections in that in our imperfections, we still are able to solve great mysteries just like Thomas Edison. He could have decided to give up after 10, 000 imperfect tries to invent the lightbulb but he refused to give up and saw answers in his imperfect failed creations to create the first one that worked and is now a legacy in our lives to this day. We just need to understand that. And accept that Our perfect God can use imperfect beings to give Him Glory. God Bless you Paul for this post. Happy building :DSherline

  2. Paul Avatar

    awesome thought…what consistency! that take conviction, a whole lot of it and more. Thanks sister Sherline for yor input, have a great day today!

  3. changedbyhim0510 Avatar

    I was just checking out your e-books brother. Very impressive. I’d love to read them. I have also written books on the 5-fold ministry and apostles. I’m just getting back into full-time ministry after a detour into the corporate world. Are you in the UK or the States at this time? After my new church gets going maybe you could come preach meetings for us.

  4. Pastor Philip Roman Avatar

    Paul the Apostle was a great jagged edge. God took his murderous ways and his zealousness against the church to help the church. Paul’s was crazy in a lot of senses. He was definitely rough around the edges. Paul did not care about what people thought about him. He spoke and he took action. People that are jagged are usually the ones to go the extra mile and the ones crazy enough to be different. Being a jagged edge makes you special and different from everyone else. Good word!

  5. Bishop O.W. Prince Avatar

    Amen to being genuine.I am reminded of Pauls revelation about his human weakness. He said, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christs power may rest on me. 1Cor. 12:9

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