Imperfection to Perfection
And no, I’m not talking about the imperfection that popped up this morning when you got out of bed. So put away the cream.
I’m talking about wanting to be perfect but knowing you’re not. Maybe if you had new clothes, the hottest guy or girl on your arm, the car of your dreams, things would be perfect. But more than once, you realize that ain’t happenin’.
So what do you do? Hope and pray that if you start with the clothes, the other things will fall into place? How about mind over matter? Think it and it will come.
I’m not so sure those things will work, but I do know we’re all imperfect because of sin. Romans says,
9 What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin. 10 As it is written:
“There is no one righteous, not even one;
11 there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
12 All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throats are open graves;
their tongues practice deceit.”
“The poison of vipers is on their lips.”
14 “Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 ruin and misery mark their ways,
17 and the way of peace they do not know.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
You might be saying, that’s a long list and I already knew I wasn’t perfect. So where do I go from here?
Straight to Jesus Christ.
See, Jesus knows us, was like us. We’ll maybe a little different. Jesus never had a girlfriend… And a car, forget it! Mode of transportation— sandaled feet. But, He knew hurt, pain, disappointment from a friend’s betrayal, temptation, and rejection just like us.
Then how was Jesus perfect?
He lived a sinless life. He walked with God and was obedient to death. And in that death, Jesus made a way for us to be perfect. Though we will never be perfect on this side of heaven, but for those who know Jesus as Lord and Savior, they will be perfect one day. In the meantime, we should strive to live like Jesus because He’s our perfect example.
Posted By: Tanya Eavenson