August 4, 2011


This morning I turned the television on and was greeted by Joel Osteen speaking about a golf ball and it's dimples. He was explaining that he read an article about the creation on the golf ball and why it was made with dimples. Most people would think a perfectly round ball would travel further than one with dimples but years of scientific research went into making the golf ball and it's proven that it travels twice as far with the dimples than if it were smooth.

He went on to discuss that we as human beings should have the same outlook on ourselves when it comes to God. He made us with "dimples" for a reason....we may question our dimples and get down on ourselves because we do have flaws but we were made that way. We should view our dimples (imperfections) as something good and not bad because those dimples will make us travel further in life because we are always striving to smooth the ball (making ourselves better).

I struggle deeply with my imperfections and my past imperfections; I feel guilty for my past mistakes and those weigh heavily on my heart. I won't go into detail of those because for one it would take forever and two I have an upcoming blog I have in mind to discuss my biggest dimple.

So, with that being said, I need to keep in mind that I was made this way....imperfections and all. I was his masterpiece, he made me with dimples and I am supposed to learn and grow from them. My dimples were not an accident and I need to learn to accept that and think of it in a positive manner and not a manner of beating myself up over them.

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works: my soul knows it very well."  -  Psalm chapter 139 verse 14

1 comment:

  1. AMEN to this!!! It's 100% true, and until we can love ourselves (not in a prideful way, but in complete appreciation for God's creation) completely, including all our imperfections, we can't love others completely, either, which is the whole reason we're here! :-)