Reaching Perfection

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Devotion:  Philippians 3:12

I heard a woman say, “Sorry, I’m not perfect.”  What did she mean by that?  Maybe she wasn’t able to fulfill her own expectations or those of someone else.  Is perfect even possible?

What is your definition of perfect?  A perfect home?  A perfect child?  A perfect job.  A perfect look?

Webster defines perfect as the following:  being entirely without fault or defect :  flawless <a perfect diamond>b :  satisfying all requirements :  accurate

We should all want to be able to perform to the best of our ability. All we do; should be “as unto the Lord.”

Paul stated he had not already become perfect. After his Damascus Road experience; he was probably one of the closest to perfect; humans to ever live.  Jesus told us to “be perfect as His Father in heaven is perfect.”  And yet…There was only One that was perfect.  His Name is Jesus.  

We can strive toward perfection but only strive.  We will not attain perfection until we reach heaven.  How do I know this?  The Bible says, “We all sin and fall short of the glory of God.”  “There is no one perfect; no not one.”

Should perfection be our standard of expectation; for ourselves and for everyone else? Do we put pressure on others to meet our standard of perfection?  What does God require of us?  “To do justly and walk humbly before the Lord our God.”

Jesus told us to love others as we love ourselves.  He is our standard.  Although we cannot attain perfection; we must strive for it until the day Christ comes for us.

Prayer in Motion:

Lord Jesus, may I strive for perfection.  I want to immolate my Lord and Savior in every part of my life.  May I look to the author and finisher of my faith.  I love you Lord.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

 

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