Can I be real for a minute? Sometimes when I sit and think about the things God has called me to and the places he is taking me, I find myself fearful. I find myself scared because I am not perfect. I mean I mess up, I fall short, I make mistakes, and most days I feel unworthy of the call.
Although I have battled with these feelings quite a lot, I have also discovered the beauty in my imperfections. Through my flaws, God has shown me his perfect love, and while I am not perfect, he is. You see God reminded me that he never called me to be perfect; he simply called me to lean on him.
While it is easy to feel alone in falling short, the truth is, many of us fight this feeling at some point or another. Many of us go day to day striving to be perfect in the eyes of God yet feeling less than when we fall short. But today, I want to remind you, that your walk with Christ is not about being perfect; it is about learning on he who is perfect.
We must understand that this perfection syndrome is something that does not come from God, it starts with us. We feel pressured by things and people to do and be more. The beautiful thing is that perfection is not a requirement from God.
When we realize this, we can rest in knowing that the pressure of perfection we place on ourselves, does not have to rule over our lives. The bible says in Romans 3:23: "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (KJV). And if we ALL fall short, God knew we would ALL fall short, and he chose to love and use us anyways.
If you are struggling with feeling like you have to be perfect, know that you are lot alone. When you find yourself in the struggle, remind yourself who is in charge and rest in knowing that he who is in charge is the only perfect one!
Friend, today I want to encourage you to stop striving to be perfect and to start working to be more like Christ.
Your imperfections are the very thing that make you perfect for what God is calling you to!