We are not perfect
We are not perfect, but Christ is perfect. If we surrender and lean upon Him daily, His perfection will fully wash over us. It will cover all our imperfections, until they are no longer seen or remembered by the Father or ourselves.
Everyone longs for perfection, to be the “best” at something. Even if they are unwilling to admit it openly, no one wants to fail or be at the bottom of “the list”. This desire should push Christians toward the Lord. But instead, they allow our enemy the Devil to use it to distract them and make them feel unworthy of the Lord’s forgiveness and grace. Christians often believe the lie that they need to “fix” themselves “just a little” before they can be worthy to ask for the Lord’s forgiveness. The truth is that none of us are able to fix ourselves or anyone else. It is only through our full surrender to and acceptance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross that our sins can be washed away and we can be made white as snow.
We should not allow our imperfections and weaknesses to pull us down or make us feel unworthy, we should instead take pleasure in them as Paul did in 2 Corinthians 12:10. For it is in our weaknesses that we are made strong through Christ.
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NKJV)
It is when we are at our weakest, that Christ may shine through us in ways we could never imagine. I once heard someone say ,“A ‘cracked pot’ will allow the most Light to shine through [out of] it. “ It is not our abilities or our works that will bring glory to Him…It is when we surrender our will and our ways to Him, and pick up His will and His ways, that we will see His Light shine through our life, changing the world around us…bringing glory to Him in our imperfections.