Embracing your Faults

This past weekend, we went to see Cars 2.  Honestly, none of us really liked the first Cars movie very much, but now that the cars are spies.  Well, that’s right up Matthew’s alley.

Turns out that the movie was pretty good.  And I fell in love with Mater.  (Don’t tell my husband.)

Who’s Mater?   He’s the snaggled-toothed tow truck that…well…let’s just say he’s not the smartest truck around.  Of course, by the end of the movie, Mater ends up saving the day and becomes everyone’s hero.

But here’s the great thing about Mater.  He realized he wasn’t perfect and yet, he didn’t get frustrated or angry with his faults.  He just kept right on…being Mater.

As Doctor Moms, all too often we focus on our faults.  Okay, so we don’t have a medical degree and yet we’re making serious medical decisions.  Is that a challenge?  Of course it is!  But we can’t spend life second-guessing every decision we make.  We’re not perfect and we never will be.

Take a lesson from Mater:  don’t focus on yourself! 

Keep your eyes on Jesus.

One final note.  Those other characters in Cars 2?  I don’t remember much about them at all.  But Mater’s “unsophisicated” nature—his big fault—is exactly what makes him so lovable!

QUESTION:  Are you stressing out over your imperfections?  Today is the day to stop!

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About Tracy

I'm a Christian wife and mom of a son with Type 1 Diabetes. I hope my blog encourages and inspires other D-Moms.

Posted on July 8, 2011, in Attitude. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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