Today, I decided to sit down and have a conversation with the Imperfect Christian. The Christian who is struggling with sin. The Christian who feels like they aren’t worthy because they probably did something to hurt God’s heart.
Yes, you.. I’m here to talk to you. Becasue I know that you feel like you’re not good enough. Perhaps, you feel like you can’t get back to having intimacy with God because you happened to walk out of your flesh or give in to temptation.
Don’t worry, I’ve been there. I completely understand how you feel and I can definitely relate to your guilt and shame, hence why I’m writing this letter to you.
You see, I used to be a terrible person when I was in the world. I engaged in all types of sin you can think of, even to the point that I tiptoed into new age beliefs because I felt like God was mean.
But regardless of what I did, He still forgave me and put His spirit within me after Salvation.
In addition to that, even after salvation, I still went through a season where I turned away from Him. I started acting out of my flesh and was giving into lustful pleasures as well as being mad at Him.
Yet, even with all that, He still forgave me and counted me as worthy.
I want you to know that you don’t have to be perfect in order to have a relationship with God. Don’t let people judge you into thinking that you’re no longer good enough for God to use you. Because the truth is, regardless of how many times you fall short, He’d still be there to pick you back up.
With that being said, I know sometimes believers can be a bit judgemental. The moment another believer begins to walk out of their flesh, other believers would throw shade and criticism. Or may even use terms like “fake christian” “false prophet” or “not truly saved”.
And if you’ve ever found yourself in that position where you felt judged by another believer because of your imperfections, I want you to know that God sees you as worthy. Those believers themselves are not perfect. So don’t feel like you have it all wrong or there’s something you aren’t doing right because you happen to fall short.
God sees you and understands why certain things happened to you. He is a very patient and understanding God. So willing to see past your imperfections to give you a crown of grace. If you would just surrender those imperfections to Him.
Listen, coming clean with your imperfection is what will build your intimacy with Him. God is not looking for perfect vessels, He’s looking for imperfect ones that He can mold and shape for His glory. And if you are striving for perfection in order for Him to see you as worthy, then you really need to sit down and figure out where this perfection mindset is coming from.
Perhaps it comes from a place of fear. Maybe you are serving God out of fear because you believe that if you do something wrong He will punish you.
If that’s the case, I want you to know that, that is a lie straight from the pit of hell.
The bible says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” – 1 John 4:18
So if you feel the need to be perfect in order to please God, you’re getting it all wrong. In fact, that means you don’t need grace and Jesus dying would have been of no use.
But you’re not perfect and that’s why His grace is sufficient for you. His strength is made perfect is your weakness (2 corinthians 12:9).
So it’s okay for you to boast about your imperfections, because that would make His power move through you.
Look, I suck at being Christian on some days. I would walk out of my flesh and go about cussing. But that doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love me anymore. In fact, in those moments, that’s when He draws me into deeper intimacy with Him.
And honestly, that’s when I fall more in love with Him—when I’m able to come clean and be honest about my imperfections.
So don’t feel like you aren’t worthy, because you matter a lot to Him way more than you realize.
His hands are wide open to welcome you into His glorious presence. So go back to your Heavenly Father and love on Him, even though you may feel like an imperfect Christian. Trust me, He still sees you as worthy.
A Letter to The Imperfect Christian
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