Waiting for Perfect (Guest Post on Inkspirations Online)


I was waiting for perfect, but it never showed up. So I decided I’d better start the journey without it. I thought I needed to be the perfect Christian, wife, mom, have the perfect family, and coin the perfect phrases. Then I’d have something to say. Then God could use my writing. I mean, who am I?

But it’s not about who I am; it’s about…

I’m delighted to share my devotional, Waiting for Perfect, published on Inkspirations Online with you! Inkspirations Online is award winning author and speaker, Tina Yeager’s website which offers encouragement and inspiration for writers through Christian devotions. While Inkspirations Online’s target audience is writers, I believe much of their content offers takeaway for all creatives and those who need a little encouragement as they pursue God’s will for their lives. Please consider sharing her site, (and mine too) 🙂 with any it may encourage.

Waiting for Perfect, was originally published on my site almost three years ago. I updated it a bit and converted it into a devotional article for Inkspirations Online. I pray it blesses you.

Please click here to read my devotional, Waiting for Perfect, on Inkspirations Online


Please forgive me for not yet posting the final article in my series of interviews with pastors and wives. I am receiving treatment for an impinged nerve in my neck which is inflamed causing pain and numbness extending down my entire right arm and hand, thus greatly impeding my ability to type—especially when editing a large article. I know, this happened last year at this time too. But I do not plan on making this drama an annual event. I’m hoping to resolve the issue this time via physical therapy, and by updating my habits, work stations and writing equipment to minimize irritation. I am working on the final interview article which features missionaries and will post it as soon as I am able. Then I’m throwing myself a celebration! I would greatly appreciate your prayers for a quick recovery and to catch up on all my writing projects. Thank you for your patience.

Please Click here to read my devotional, Waiting for Perfect, on Inkspirations Online


***You may also Click here for excerpts from and links to my Series of Interviews with Pastors and Pastor’s Wives.

(Eleven of twelve articles are currently posted for this year and this also links you to my interviews from prior years.)


Here in the USA, February is Black History Month. If you haven’t already, I’d like to invite you to click here and read my post, Why are We Shouting? (Remembering MLK’s Message). From there you can link to read  One Blood, A Civil Rights Story,   Jean Colby, my mother-in-law and Sara Clay, my sister-in-law recount their experiences as Civil Rights activists in the March Against Fear, and learn about MLK, and James Meredith. (Scroll down in my  post entitled, See, Stand, Speak, to read this story.)


God bless and thank you for joining me on my journey. 


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Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Well That Was Funny, and in the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

2 thoughts on “Waiting for Perfect (Guest Post on Inkspirations Online)”

  1. Rachel,
    Your work …ALL your work,whether as a wife,a mother,a sister in Christ – it all counts for the kingdom. You give what you can,as much as you can even all that you have; you give…and He sees you! In His eyes you are perfect! God sees the Blood and knows your heart…you ARE perfect!
    From a personal note…my admiration for your life …as a mother you are Awesome! As a wife…I cherish to have a relationship as I watch you and Roy…and as a sister…Thank You for being there. I draw on your “perfect” timing of all your posts here. You are always in my prayers!


    1. Oh, how I long to live up to your words, Stush. I am far from perfect, but He who is perfect does live in me. I’m so thankful for Jesus’ blood, His righteousness imputed to us, and for His enabling power, for whom He calls, He equips. So glad we can hold on to this scripture, (and all others too 🙂 :

      And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 (NLT)

      And so I yield myself to His workings, grateful for God’s grace.

      Thank you for your kindness, Stush. Thank you for your prayers; you are in mine also.


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