I am still hopelessly flawed and very far from perfect in so many ways, but at least now I know who I am in God’s eyes and I know that no matter what I do wrong or how far away I walk from Him, he will always come running to me when I need him – ready with a fine robe & nice meal of fatted calf. Do I deserve this? Is this fair? Absolutely not – I probably deserve to be stoned or crucified! In fact that is exactly what should have happened to me by Jesus got on that cross in my place!!! I no longer strive for perfection because I know I can’t even get close. What I strive for now is His perfection that covers all my imperfections, His love that fills the areas where I have no love, His compassion where mine fails, His strength when I am week and His beauty for my ashes.
Now I live through Him – hopelessly flawed, totally in love & irrevocably His forever.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9
I challenge you, join me in my quest to give up the struggle to be good enough ( I accept I will never be good enough to the people in my world & will always be perfectly good enough to Jesus – neither will change so why not rest in Jesus view of me), to accept His unconditional love & mercy and to spend the rest of my days only focusing on how I can get even closer to Him.