Jo’s Devotions 05/18/2014: Imperfect You May Be…

No one is perfect. That is what makes us human. So it is crucial for us to strive each day to be perfect. But maybe, being imperfect is not as bad as we think. Maybe, it is a blessing in disguise. It may be our weakness but because of them, we do not have to burden ourselves of bettering ourselves on our own. We can fully depend on the One who has the sole power of perfecting our imperfections and making us strong through our weakness.

The enemy does everything in his power to break us-he makes us believe we are fine all by ourselves and we end up in a ditch somewhere, entangled in our own mess. He then makes us feel constantly guilty by reminding us of how we strayed and how unworthy we are of forgiveness from and reconciliation with God. So in the end, we find ourselves unable to approach our spotless God in our dirty and tainted condition. And who do we find at our side, pointing accusing fingers at us so we would even look worse before our Father? The enemy, of course!

But thank God who has made provisions for us so that whenever we fall short, we can get back on our feet again. Only He can fully restore what has been stolen from us and renew what has been destroyed.

And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you”-Joel 2:25 (KJV).

You are not perfect but only in God through His Son Jesus Christ can you attain perfection. So count it all as joy that even when man fell, God found an opportunity to continue to shine through our holes with His light and make us whole again with the sacrifice of His Son Jesus.

So whenever you feel ugly, remind yourself that you have been made beautiful in Christ Jesus. When broken, know that you have been mended and when you feel dirty, tell yourself you have been washed clean with the cleansing blood of Jesus.


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