And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
–James 1:4 ESV
If you were perfect, you would not fit into God’s plan for your life. Throughout Scripture the Father uses imperfect people—not the popular or successful. He uses the poor, broken, and fearful. Gideon was afraid, Rahab was a prostitute, Jacob was a deceiver, Paul persecuted Christians, and David gave the order to have Uriah killed. What changed their paths was faith and trust in God. Don’t feel unworthy.
No matter your past, God can change your direction. He can use you if you are willing. The world is flawed, but in Him restoration can take place. Humble yourself.
God delights in you and He wants you to display His glory. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV) says, “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 upon me.”
Imperfection turns into perfection when you take your eyes off the stumbling blocks in your life. Romans 8:37 (ESV) tells you, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Believe and trust these words.
- Pray for God to direct your path. You are perfect in His sight.
- Trust He has a plan for your life. Seek Him.
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