Friday, January 25, 2013

Imperfect Perfectionist

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 (NAS)

On many occasions in my life I have been called a perfectionist. But don't look to me for perfection or even being a cut above the average bean. Anything good in me is only a reflection of God's goodness and mercy.

Because of His infinite love and grace I am forgiven—not perfect—just forgiven, often on a minute by minute basis. Of myself, eventually I will let you down. By my very nature, I will disappoint you at some time. Guaranteed. Please look straight past me until your hopeful gaze falls upon my Savior, Jesus. Now, you're looking at one who will never fail or disappoint you.

I am happy to say that as each day passes every trial leaves me leaning more on Him. I learn more of His character and come closer to being like Him. The Bible says on the day of completion, I and my brothers and sisters in Christ will be perfected as we finish our time on earth and enter Heaven's gates. I love perfection and look forward to the fruition of that promise.

Until that time don't look at me, look at Jesus as the perfect example to follow. Strive to be like Him in whom there are no flaws. He is the only faultless human who ever existed on this earth. I am only a sinner, saved by grace, living in a fallen world—forgiven and cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus.

Dear Father, thank You for Your promise of my perfection made complete in Christ Jesus.

 ©2013 Bonnie Mae Evans


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