Often times we strive for perfection in ourselves and even look for it in other people as well, but the fact of the matter is that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes, and as the bible states in Romans 3:23, we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The only perfect person to ever walk this earth is Jesus Christ and that was a part of His purpose. He came to live a life of perfection so that He could be an example. Here is something I want to just throw out there that I was thinking about earlier, is it possible to strive for perfection but not be saved and know Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? If you don’t know Jesus who is the definition of perfection in my book, or believe in who He is, how will you know what you are striving for? Just a thought, and I’d love to hear feedback.
Nevertheless, when it comes to perfection do not beat yourself up or allow someone else to. Take everyday one day at a time. If you slip up, learn from your mistakes and try again until you get it right. Then turn around and show someone else that same compassion. I learned a while ago that it is not what you say to me that matters, it’s what I say to me that matters. In other words, I had to find my own distinctive identity and be confident in who I am when I look at myself in the mirror every morning. See, in a real battle the battleground is always internal. It is so easy to point the finger at other people because it allows you to take the focus off yourself and put it on someone else. While you are busy trying to figure out everyone else, it is important that you understand you. Be comfortable with you, love you, get to know your likes or dislikes, strengths, abilities and even your weaknesses. This way, when someone else decides to point out your imperfections or say what you can or cannot do, who you can or cannot be, you will have enough confidence and buoyancy inside of you to reject it and not receive any negative seeds planted in your life. Most importantly you should be able to stand on the word and know that perfect or not, you ARE a child of the King, an heir of God and a joint heir with Jesus Christ. Never let someone else define who you are! #iDeclare #perfection
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your Son Jesus Christ. Thank you for sending Him to be my perfect example. Help me to understand my unique identity in you more and more each day. I decree and declare that I will not point the finger at anyone else and I will operate with a spirit of compassion, no matter who it is. I will never let anyone else define who I am. In Jesus name, Amen.
1 Peter 2: 21- 22 KJV “For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:”
Colossians 3: 23-24 NLT “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.”