Are You Imperfect? Good . . .You are Unique

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19 thoughts on “Are You Imperfect? Good . . .You are Unique

  1. Thanks for sharing this important truth. For so many years, I kept trying to “fix” myself, through self help books and therapy. Although I did learn many things, I never became the person I thought I needed to be for God to work through me. I really thought I had to be a certain kind of person for God to use my life for his purpose.

    As I my relationship with Jesus became closer, I finally learned to give him EVERYTHING. My whole self…strengths, weaknesses and sins. Now I realize that it is God who will change my heart and my life, and He will work through me all through my journey, as long as I stay open to Him and listen for the whispers He guides me with:-)

    Love and blessings, Bernadette

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  2. “Strive for excellence, not perfection.” Preach it, Ellie! I truly enjoyed this article, both in style and in substance! You used many characters from the Bible to back up your point too. Well done! Every person is valuable in God’s eyes, but not one is righteous.

    What we put in our minds determines what comes out in our words and actions. Paul tells us to program our minds with thoughts that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. When we replace harmful input with wholesome material, we are able to focus our mind on what is good and pure. It takes practice, but it can be done. “Strive for excellence, not perfection.”

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  3. So True Ellie, we can never measure up to the Worlds perfection which I shared all about with you before, it just keeps changing anyway but we are to aim to be perfected in Love as God tells us to do and which Paul explains about in the Scriptures and we are wise not to reject them as some do and trust in their own or others understanding when they contradict God’s Truth or when they give half Truths that lead to confusion.

    But as you also shared Ellie, when it comes to weaknesses and shortcomings, God does indeed use us to plant His seeds of Truth and to do the good works He has planned in advance for us to do…. How good is that!

    Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.

    Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

    2 Corinthians 7: 1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting Holiness in the fear of God.

    2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in Peace; and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.

    1John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.

    Christian Love from us both – Anne.

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  4. Hi Ellie, it’s True the flesh is always conceited that is why we must put it to death (Romans 8:12 -13) it doesn’t listen to God’s Truth as confirmed in the Scriptures it trusts in it’s own understanding. There is a big difference between Godly Pride and worldly pride, we need to have Pride in ourselves in who we are in Christ Jesus but we don’t take pride in the sinfulness of the flesh.

    Galatians 6: 4 Each one should understand their own actions. Then they can take Pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to others.

    As vessels we need to be cleansed of sin (see below) so we can be perfected in Love and used by God for His good works that He has prepared in advance for us to do, which He equips us and empowers us to do.

    2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let every one that nameth the Name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man/woman therefore purge himself from these, he/she shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the Master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

    Blessings – Anne.

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    • Well B. of course you are diggin’ it because “some people are practically perfect in every way.” 🙂 . . . oh, so few of us left, sigh . . . 🙂 (Oh dear God will get me for that remark! Good thing He has a sense of humor) Anyway, thanks my friend, I sure appreciate your comment, it made my day! Blessings,

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