My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,
and don’t be upset when he corrects you.
For the Lord corrects those he loves,
just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. (Proverbs 3:11-12)
When Will “I’m not perfect, no one’s perfect”, stop being the excuse?
I’m asking myself this question, and I’m not liking it one bit because this question is revealing to me things I really need to work on. Pray for me as I pray for you. When will the “I’m not perfect” phrase stop being my reason to purposely live out of the will of God? Yes, I know… we will NEVER be perfect – without sin. But that doesn’t mean we should live our lives being a negative representation of Christ.
There are some sins we engage in that we are not aware of, which hopefully will be revealed to us soon, but I’m referencing those that we know are out of the will of God but we continue to dwell in, staying in the comfortable excuse of – “I’m not perfect, No one is perfect”.
We all have a struggle, a weakness. I’m not talking about those. I’m speaking on the situations we have become comfortable with, even when we know they are outside of the will of God. In this case… we’re not struggling, we’re comfortable. Comfortable with disregarding God’s word.
Only God can judge you? Yes, only He has the right to. And that alone should be reason to change. Reason to allow God to fully operate in our lives, so we can become new creatures in Him. Born again. So that our old nature – sin nature, won’t have so much power over us anymore.
Matthew 5:13 -16 says that we are the salt of the earth and to be the light of the world. “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its saltiness, how will it become salty again? It’s good for nothing except to be thrown away and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city on top of a hill can’t be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.”
Once we know better, we should desire to do better. Our character should be more reflective of our Heavenly Father’s. No we will never be perfect creatures, God doesn’t expect us to be. However, living a Godly life isn’t impossible. As a child of God, you are a minister for Christ, so don’t allow your conduct to contradict the God you serve. Have you ever heard the saying that “more is caught than taught”? Which means your actions attracts more people to Christ than your words. What does your actions say about your God?