Are we called to be perfect?

Over the last few years I’ve had to learn how to give myself mercy.

There is such a drive in our culture to be good at everything.  Learning how to mute that voice has been a process.  A process of valuing the limited amount of time and energy given to me and spending them on the things I’m passionate about, things I’m gifted in.

Anytime I aim to be perfect in all these different areas of my life I end up exhausted and failing.

James 2:12-13 says

Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.  Mercy triumphs over judgment.

This whole chapter in the book of James focuses on how Favoritism is Forbidden.  We may read such a chapter and be convicted about how we treat others… but lets not forget how we are speaking to and viewing ourselves.

We will be judged by the law that gives us freedom-the freedom to be who God created us to be, working and growing in the gifting and graces He’s put on our lives.  Let’s celebrate the things we can do really well- even aim to get better in those areas!

And when we look around us let’s not judge ourselves for not being able to do something as well as another!  We can be inspired from them and learn from them, but be merciful to the woman God made you to be.

Mercy Triumphs Judgment.  May that be a statement true in each of our lives every moment of our days!

Give yourself permission to be awesome at the things you’re good at and be ok with being ok at the things you’re not!

 

1 thought on “Are we called to be perfect?”

  1. So true, Christine! I’ve been learning about this a lot lately and God’s been working on my heart in this area. Thank you for the Biblical application as well. ❤️

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