No one is perfect. Some of us achieve moments of near-perfection, yet none of us are able to attain and maintain true perfection in this life. We are all the same to God, imperfect but love-able.
When we observe another’s imperfections and judge them, we are being unfair. How can we expect from another what we cannot achieve ourselves?
Some of our imperfections can be seen on the outside, yet most are unseen to the eye. Many of our imperfections are hidden. This is where we struggle the most… with greed, arrogance, hate, jealousy, fear, and other sins of the heart.
We must not gloat about our strengths or take pride when we are right! Instead, we should be humbled by our areas of needed growth. Our strengths may indeed be another’s weakness… however our weakness is also the strength of another.
Our strength lies within our weakness and our weakness within our strength..
God has used me most effectively when I allow myself to be vulnerable and admit my weaknesses. When I am open and honest about where I’m at I can authentically connect with others. The masks come off and true relationships can begin! This is where the strength of love can best enter into our hearts and into each other’s lives.
God loves each of us no matter what. He knows each of our weaknesses and understands our limitations! He does not ask that we be perfect but that we submit our weaknesses to Him and let Him use us where we are needed! He needs us to love.
The miracle of life is that God can bring more love to this place through our imperfections and weaknesses than through our power and strengths. I believe God gets great joy out of this earthly irony! God’s power is made perfect in weakness.
God doesn’t require perfection but requests humility, acceptance and a desire to love one another. It is through our weakness that God can assert his strength and bring us closer to Him and His Love… and bring His Love to a hurting world that needs it!
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) ~ But he said to me, “my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.