Well, hello there! Welcome to Imperfection Refinery, I’m so glad you’re here!
I have been toying with the idea of starting a new blog for a few years. Never sure of where to start, too lazy to gather ideas and put them into practice, my infrequency of blogging proved a dislike for my catch-all blog. While there is a lot of love and soul pouring out still on that old blog, it’s time to move past the high-school/college version of me and start something fresh.
Lately, I have found beauty in the imperfections of life through the eyes of God. In the past I have felt as if the imperfections and failures were ugly and to be hidden away from others, especially if I wanted to be seen as a good Christ-believer. I thought that
if when others saw my flaws they would not see a need to believe in God at all because I was just like the unbeliever, still imperfect and prone to ugliness.
This blog has a clear purpose and it’s not about me. It’s about encouraging each other to see God take the raw, sometimes ugly life and shape it into a new form.
The work of trying to be seen as loving, kind, and almost perfect is disastrous. First off, when I fail I beat myself up mentally thinking how I’ve failed everyone including myself. Secondly, it’s simply exhausting!! There is a reason no one is perfect.
Despite my strivings to be perfect, here at Imperfection Refinery, we (together) will be uncovering imperfections we hate to discuss and seek Him as He refines what I consider ugly into something He can use.