In a Perfect World …

In a perfect world …

I’d wake up to classical music, my work-out would be over, I would have had 1 hour of inspirational time with God.

In a perfect world …

My children would be angels, my home would be clutter-free, paperwork would not exist. My dishes would be done, my counters would be clean, my floors would be swept.

In a perfect world …

The bathrooms would stay clean, the weeds would be pulled, the refrigerator and pantry would stay stocked, and money would never be an issue.

In a perfect world …

There’d be no yelling, we’d always be on time, our family would always be polite, loving and respectful toward one another.

In a perfect world …

I wouldn’t struggle with balance, patience, flexibility and humility. Or hurt feelings, hormones and sleep.

In a perfect world …

I’d be more accepting, compassionate, graceful, hospitable and loving.

My perfect world does not exist. But every morning I have a choice to do what I can to have purpose and passion, to be more teachable by listening and learning. To embrace the imperfect and relish the joyfulness of the day, by looking beyond my imperfections and the circumstances around me.

When I was a little girl, life seemed to be big, exciting and perfect. I remember being SO excited for my very first birthday party. But as an adult, that perfect life disappears quickly!

What is it about becoming childlike that brings simplicity back into our lives? Becoming like a child means I’m willing to grow; like a sponge I’m willing to soak up new things, manners, truths, and challenges. God is quite capable of leading us in the way we should go. And life will never be perfect. But it’s my job to listen and learn, becoming like a child with a teachable heart.

If you could wake up every morning knowing one thing could be perfect, what would you want that to be?

17 comments on “In a Perfect World …”

  1. My perfect thing would be for all my family to be perfectly healthy.
    .-= Jade @ No Longer 25´s last blog ..Ten Thoughts: Books from Childhood =-.

  2. Another thought provoking post for me.

    Thank You.
    .-= Suzann from The Olive Cottage´s last blog ..Room With A View … =-.

  3. I absolutely LOVED this post!

    Perfect motives to serve and glorify Christ alone would be a first choice. But if I were to choose something of this physical world… having the brain injury of my child restored resulting in being able to live the life of a “normal” child. But then, I guess that comes full circle back to focusing on my own desires and motives rather than for what can be used to bring Him glory, now doesn’t it? *sigh*

    And so…I continue in the process. Learning to listen and grow, cultivating a teachable spirit.

    Again, SO enjoyed this post! Thank you for the perspective check.
    .-= Donnetta´s last blog ..This Moment =-.

  4. A perfect morning would be to wake knowing that my husband and children would remain healthy and never suffer.

  5. Worshiping the Lord as a family would be perfect. That would have so much influence over everything else. The children would be less likely to argue. There would be less rushing around and more patience. We would seek for ways to serve and cultivate greater humility. The peace and love of the Lord would bless our home.

    As it is, we do worship HIM, but imperfectly. There are yawns and the rolling of eyes and pushing and touching (and I’m talking between a 14 and a 12 year old) and interruptions during our family worship time. BUT at least we are doing it. Hopefully, it will build good spiritual habits for our children in the future.

    As one man in my church once said, family worship time is the only argument his family has that begins and ends with a prayer. :)
    Elizabeth
    .-= Elizabeth´s last blog ..Another Blast of Wintry Weather =-.

  6. I would wake up to plane tickets for each of us so that we could visit a different country. Adventure, meeting new people and learning about someone else’s culture everyday would be amazing. Ah…dreams, how grand we can make them :) Luckily we can still learn and share in the comfort of our home together.
    .-= Tickled Red´s last blog ..Washers for a waffle iron. =-.

  7. Of course that answer is very simple for me. I would have my son, Andrew, back…in our home on Earth and cancer free. Regardless…we remain Forever A Family of Five.
    .-= Melanie Dorsey´s last blog ..It’s Time…Before & After Pics =-.

  8. This made me teary. Not quite sure why. But, thanks for the lovely post.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..The Reader =-.

  9. I too miss the child’s perception of a perfect world, but I recently have come to recognize that “The Lord is good to all and his tender mercies are over all His works.” (Psalm 145:9) His tender mercies bless me every day. Today feeling a few raindrops on my face urged me to stick out my tongue and try to catch a few. For a few silly moments I was a child again – a much needed break from adulthood. I consider refreshing moments like this a tender mercy.
    In my more perfect world, I would more perfectly recognize the tender mercies of the Lord and continually praise his name.
    p.s. I linked to this post on my blog.
    .-= Megan´s last blog ..Tender Mercies of the Lord =-.

  10. What a beautiful post, Sandy!
    My perfect day would begin with “every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.”
    And of course, Kisses from all my boys! :)
    .-= Traci´s last blog ..Yearning for Urns =-.

  11. Wow, what a beautiful post, Sandy. The most important thing to me would be…to see Him more clearly and love Him more dearly…to never, ever forget His gift.

    • Yes! all a part of spending time with Him every morning! I appreciate everyones comments today! :)

  12. Hmmm…I’m not sure, I guess naturally, I’d like to wake up every morning with money not being an issue, but I’d also like to wake up every morning knowing exactly who I am and being secure in that!

    We were talking to our girls a few nights ago as we watched Little House on the Prairie. It was a Christmas episode and the girls were so excited to get a tin cup of their very own and a piece of candy. We talked about how much things have changed and about the simplicity and joy in the smallest things they had back then.

  13. I needed this today so very much, right now, today. I need to remember every day is a perfect day because it was a gift.
    .-= sheri´s last blog ..Getting over myself. =-.

  14. That the whole world would see Him and believe…
    .-= Deb´s last blog .. =-.

  15. … that my heart and mind would be on Christ Jesus.
    Thanks for the beautiful post Sandy. I will be rereading it again.
    .-= linda t´s last blog ..IKEA ‘as is’ decor =-.

  16. What a beautiful and thoughtful post. One perfect thing… that I would have a perfect heart towards God. Thank you for the little reminder.
    Yvonne
    .-= Yvonne´s last blog ..Pansy Shortbread Cookies =-.

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