I am not perfect, I am flawed, I fail, I struggle, I sin, I have a temper, I’m sensitive, I am a hypocrite, I hurt and I am NOT God.
The world loves to say that church is filled with hypocrites, I’d have to say the world is. No one is perfect, we are all sinners in need of a Savior and when we really understand that, there is freedom. Freedom in knowing that my hope is not found in myself but in Jesus Christ. If my place in heaven depended on how good I am here on earth, I would never be allowed past the entrance gates. It is in Christ alone and His flawless love that I get to spend eternity in the presence of the all mighty God. I can’t be perfect and I can’t always do the right thing, but I am thankful and praise God that He is always good, that He is perfect and His love never fails.
My God is a God of second chances, or more honestly we can never run out of chances with Him. I get to come to my heavenly father and ask for forgiveness and the greatest thing happens, He ALWAYS forgives me. I want you to have that freedom in Him, live your life the best you can and know that you will get another chance tomorrow. My blog is called One Life Well Lived, some days are better than others, some days I triumph over darkness and fight the good fight. Other days I fail epically, and by grace God takes me back into His arms and holds me tight. He loves me no matter what and will continue to mold and shape me, because God knows how many rough edges I have. I still need a lot of work and I’m willing to allow God to continue His craftsmanship in me.
I’m sorry if I have failed you, and I will no doubt do it again, I’m human. But all I can do is keep going, keep trying to honor my Savior with the life He paid a very high price for. Instead of trying to be perfect let’s try to be real, help each other on this road, not tare each other down. Lets live a life well lived not a life that is fake.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9