So often as Christians we can be in so much bondage because we believe that Christians have to be perfect. That if we aren’t than we must be a terrible Christian. “Why should we even bother” we say “I’ll only mess it up again”.
I tried to be perfect and it nearly destroyed me. The sad thing is we should be the ones walking in freedom but we are chained down by expectations we lay on ourselves and often those around us. We forget that even though God has forgiven our sins and given us new life, we are still human.
God is the reason we don’t have to be perfect because he can use us just as we are. He can make something beautiful out of our imperfections.
I used to be so afraid to say anything or let my views be known because what if I was wrong. But I am going to get things wrong, I am going to mess up but God is still there loving me.
My failures and mistakes don’t make me a bad Christian they make me human. God wants to free you and say my child you are mine and nothing will change that. I forgive your sins and you don’t need to be perfect because I am perfect. Don’t look to yourself or others for perfection instead keep your eyes fixed on me.
Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise– why destroy yourself?