Little Miss Perfect
“How is so and so?”
“Well, she is a lovely person. She is an example, she doesn’t talk much, and when she does, she is so discrete. I have never seen anything wrong in her.”
Have you ever heard a person talking about someone this way? Of course, we shouldn’t talk about those we don’t know but as for those around us, is it really possible not to see anything wrong with them? I don’t think so. It’s not that we have evil eyes or that we are just looking for mistakes to point out, but it’s impossible for someone to be perfect. Now and again, a mistake will surface. But when you can’t see these mistakes…the problem is another one, someone is hiding their mistakes – and that’s a bad sign.
If you are the kind of person that hides your mistakes, you actually end up making more mistakes because deep down, you want people to see you in a certain way. Deep down, you want to be Little Miss Perfect.
Little Miss Perfect is usually right in her own eyes and she is always pleasing people. She is a question mark. We never know what’s happening inside her. She pretends to be well so much that she actually forgets her true personality. These are the kind of people that out of the blue, end up falling badly and disappointing everyone by an enormous mistake because they just got tired of pretending to be perfect. And then everyone says: “I never ever expected this from her! She really deceived me big time!.”
We all fail and make mistakes. The more sincere we are, the more we mould ourselves. The more we expose ourselves, the more transparent we are, the easier it is for us to go through a total change. Imagine how hard it must be for Little Miss Perfect to keep on being “perfect” the whole time. Sooner or later she will get tired and then, it’s just too late to be like every earthly being such as us…
Even the Bible doesn’t hide the mistakes of its heroes of faith which by the way are our role models as women and men of God. How come, Little Miss Perfect wants to be an example then?
Let’s be truthful in everything, even in our weaknesses. I make mistakes, you make mistakes, he/she makes mistakes, we make mistakes, they make mistakes – Period.
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.