Think about such things


“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8

Think about such things.

I thought about such things this morning. About how for us to be perfect I have to see all our (your) IMPERFECTIONS. How all the (your) IMPERFECTIONS have to addressed. Have to be counted. Have to be assessed. So that all the (your) IMPERFECTIONS can be fixed.

I thought about true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. And saw only obstacles, barriers, broken bridges, broken relationships, anger, hurt, pain, regret, confusion, hope, desire, and fear.

I thought how all of those things always got in the way of such things. How if you would only see what I saw, would only feel what I feel, would only think about things as I think about things … we would be perfect.

Think about such things.

I thought why do I think about such things and see only those things. I thought how do I allow that to happen. I thought about how I do this every time. I thought I was up my own backside. I thought – that’s what everyone else tells me when I say this stuff.

Think about such things.

I did. I have. I am.

I choose imperfect. I choose not to fix the imperfections. I choose to allow them. To leave them. To allow them to be who you are – who I am – who we are.

Think about such things.

And that is how, this morning, I found such things – true and noble and right and pure and lovely and admirable and excellent and praiseworthy.

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You are lovely.
I still hope one day you can see that in me as well.
And if not, you are still lovely.

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