Acknowledging Imperfection

While becoming our best selves in the worldly view, perfectionism often takes over. If you are always striving for perfect results, then you have missed the purpose and learning in that moment. God did not create us to achieve perfectionism, but rather us achieving our best through Him. Accepting our imperfections will show that we need God throughout our lives. God only asks us to try our best in the things that we do. Seeking to achieve only great results is impossible. Eventually, there will be less than desirable outcomes that will come your way. Letting go of the habit of giving perfectionism to everything will release you from the imprisonment of your regulations.

When we pursue the idea of flawlessness, we are attaining unachievable success. God used many people that were deemed as imperfect throughout the Bible to accomplish His plans. He is never looking for perfection, but the heart of the one He calls. God is not moved by how well you can achieve the results, versus your willingness to serve Him. Life is beyond our control the majority of the time. Constantly chasing the concept of impeccability will cause you unbelief. Every time something does not turn out without fault you will be less accepting of it. God knows our downfalls and still thinks we are complete and whole. Inadequacy will happen; when it does, it is up to us on how we proceed forward.

In our faults and weakness, we can learn to give our works to the Lord. By giving God the first access to your desires and choices, you can be led by His spirit rather than your flesh. He will direct your path. When you encounter moments of shortcomings, you can be confident that when you place it in God’s Hands He can redirect it for your good. When you experience a limitation, you can acknowledge it and give it to God. Everything we do is for the Lord. Instead of performing to the approval and acceptance of those around, you can seek God’s perfect will for your life. You will always find the best results in Jesus.

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” -Colossians 3:23-24

“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,” -Titus 2:7

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.” -Romans 12:2

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