I try so hard to be a perfect Christian. I try to follow every verse I’ve committed to memory and pray all my prayers.
I hold back the words I so badly want to scream at the top of my lungs.
But I realized that no matter how perfect I tried to be, there was always a mistake looming in the distance. I couldn’t escape them.
And it wasn’t that I was flawed and broken.
I’m simply just being the Christian I’m meant to be.
There’s no such thing as a perfect Christian. There's no one out there that can follow every rule and not screw up once in a while.
It’s a part of life, a part of the human condition.
In no way does it mean that we aren’t good followers of God.
Even if we miss the mark or swear like a sailor we’re just as much a Christian as anyone else who professes the faith.
Faith is about trying. Faith is about failing, but also about getting back up.
Nowhere in the Bible was it said that we should be perfect. It’s not possible.
That’s why Jesus gave everything for us.
Daily we are graced with redemption.
Daily our sins are washed clean.
Daily there will be sins looming over our heads.
Even through this temptation, God is gracious and loving. He forgives us before we even make a wrong move.
And that’s why each and every follower of Christ is imperfect. It gives us the chance to fall at God’s feet and beg for him to wash our life over with his love.
Next time you want to put yourself down for not being a good enough Christian, stop.
You’re doing everything right, even if you feel like you’re messing up around every corner.
God loves your mistakes and your dark corners and your bad habits whether you love him back or not.
He accepts us all exactly as we are.
Even if we aren’t perfect Christians.
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