He Is Perfect and We Are Not
What are you afraid of?
This question was the topic of discussion yesterday morning as I had breakfast with a friend.
Many of us fail to ever answer this question.
My Top 3 Fears:
Not being able to support my wife and future family
Not being able to please those around me
Whether I like to admit it or not, these fears follow me wherever I go, every-single day. They affect the things I say yes to and those that I say no to (which I have a difficult time doing. see fear #3). These fears affect my mood, how I react to certain situations, and are the reason why I do my best to always avoid confrontation.
When I feel the fear creep in, my first line of defense is control. These feelings are happening within my mind and body, which means that I should be able to control them. Right?
No matter how hard you try, YOU will never be able to get rid of that fear. Actually, trying to get rid of it is only going to make it worse.
Instead, try accepting the fear. Humble yourself by understanding that there isn’t a single thing you can do to completely remove that fear from your life, which is OK. Acknowledge that you are incapable of being the perfect person that always succeeds, makes all the money in the world, and pleases every person you come into contact with. Rather than trying to comfort yourself by controlling every possible aspect of your life, recognize that your comfort comes from knowing God created you for a reason. He placed you exactly where you are.
Think about that for a second.
According to the world population clock, there are roughly 7.6 billion people living in the world and every single person is different. You are unique just because you exist.
God knows that you aren’t perfect and your incessant desire to be perfect is only devaluing the necessity for what God did through Jesus.
In Christ you are perfect. And if you truly believe that, you will do everything you can to be more like Jesus. However, be fully aware that he has done for you what you could never do for yourself. He was perfect and we will never be, but that’s the point.