/pərˈfekt/ beings…

Perfect, adjective, /ˈpərfikt/: having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be.
Perfect, verb, /pərˈfekt/: make (something) completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible.

Many believers attach themselves to the adjective form of perfect. Some, unfortunately, think that perfect is shouting right, singing on key, and having the flyest church hat. Those things are nice but they will not get one into heaven. Perfection can only be ascribed to One being and that is definitely not us while in this world and in this flesh.

We, dear friends, are /pərˈfekt/ beings. By the blood of Jesus Christ, we are made completely free from faults or defects. No matter how fly your hair is, no matter how great your job is, perfection is not the goal, being perfected should be! Christ perfecting you is all about His sacrifice, His ministry, and His love. There is no amount of perfection that can be obtained outside of the Master’s hands. There is nothing in this flawed world that can create you into a perfected being.

Being the /ˈpərfikt/ Christian is not the same as being perfected. Being a perfected Christian is all about laying yourself at the feet of Jesus, crying out to Him to be made whole and complete. It is all about humbling yourself before the Father, leaning on Him for all of your needs. Being perfected, is all about Him increasing, and you decreasing.

Subscribe to the verb form of perfection. Allow Christ to do His perfect work in you and through you. It’s not about having the right clothing on, it’s about what you are clothed with. Being a perfect being is not about outward beauty, it’s about inward beauty.

Don’t get caught up trying to be perfect, be willing to be perfected. What He starts, He completes.

Peace and Blessings

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