We live in an imperfect world. There is no perfection. There is no perfect school. There is no perfect job, perfect company, perfect workmates or perfect boss. There is not perfect neighbourhood. There is no perfect family. Show me a perfect spouse or perfect children or perfect parent. There is no perfect government or a perfect leader. There is no perfect car or perfect phone. There is no perfect wear or perfect food or perfect health. There is no perfect church or perfect pastor. Even you, are not perfect. The sooner you accept the better.
And by the way what is perfect to you, may not be perfect to another person!
It’s okay not to be perfect
Although it seems flawed and insufficient, everything about you is alright; your looks, job, family, qualifications, salary etc. Actually everything is okay! It’s okay to have a wife who is a bit naggy or a husband who which too much TV and sometimes come home late. It’s okay if your children at times let you down or you have a weird looking neighbour. It’s okay when at times you are mistreated or discriminated or when they gossip about you. It is okay when prices go up and at times you lose a job. God brought you here. He brought you here for a purpose. You have to accept and believe this first before you can see the reason behind it. The moment you realise the reason behind it, the easier it is to take advantage of the opportunities around you; and change things.
At most times the change we really need is not out there but is within us. It is our attitudes and faith.
Accept it and move on
Whining, blaming and grumbling will not change things. Seek your role in the current situation. You may not like it, but it will not go away. Seek to cooperate with God, instead of rebelling.
God’s power is clearer in imperfect situations. When we are ‘weak he is strong.’ That’s why the Bible says ‘all things work together for good.’ God’s will is not to make things around you perfect, but for you, in imperfect circumstances, to trust in a perfect God. So, because of the presence of God, the impact environment becomes the ‘perfect environment’ because ‘all things work together for good.’
You may have done wrongs things in your life, I means really ugly horrible things. But the moment you are in Christ, the course of your future is automatic re-route to the best route. Enjoy the journey. At times it’s bumpy, but enjoy it. Remember you prayed for these things around you. Why are they now bad?
Faith is not just to believe what you do not see, but it is much more to believe the things we already have, the things around us. It is impossible to believe what you do not see whilst you cannot believe what is right before you! To have faith is to be able to live happy, in peace and with a positive attitude in imperfect atmospheres.
The Bible did not promise perfection but it says ‘in the world you will have trouble,’ problems we have to overcome – not run away from. Every hero of faith in the Bible had to face an adversary. If you want to be a hero, you will meet your giants, possibly sooner. Maybe that’s why things are not so perfect around you.
The Beauty of it
Mountains look more beautiful when surrounded by valleys. A small light shines brighter in the darkest night. The imperfections and darkness around you presents your with an opportunity to shine. Do not develop a habit of running away, but that of facing things and dealing with them. Spending the rest of your life chasing after perfection and forgetting to enjoy life as is, sounds terrible!
Our imperfect situations tends to keep us busy praying. This is healthy spiritually. That’s why you are strong.
May God give you the courage to face your giants.
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