Often times, especially working in a field where you are the role model, we find ourselves struggling with the pressure of being perfect and complete. After all, doesn’t Matt. 5:48 we must be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect? And, doesn’t James 1:4 say we should be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing?
HUGE Misconception: we are the perfecters of our faith.
Check out 1 Thess. 5:23
“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
It is so important to read the bible in context. Digging deeper, we realize it’s not about us making ourselves perfect. Rather, it is our God of peace, the initiator of reconciliation who sees our imperfection, loves us anyway, then uses our trials (James 1) to chisel our character (sanctification).
No longer bear the weight of perfection, but accept the truth that your imperfections are being worked out by a perfect God (Matt.5).