Sweet Perfection

I’m Perfect & Complete walking with Jesus!

Perfection in the secular sense can seem daunting, particularly when we look at our lives and see blemishes of regret, missed opportunities, and stains of shame. But remember, wholeness cannot come from a broken world. Wholeness comes from holiness – from being set apart.

This is where Beyonce’s song lyrics resonate, “Perfection is a disease. You’re trying to fix something, but you can’t fix what you can’t see. It’s the soul that needs a surgery.” Perfection, in essence, is an internal matter, a matter of the soul, not external appearances or accomplishments.

The Apostle Paul is an excellent example of this understanding. A Hebrew of Hebrews, a Pharisee of the Law, respected and feared, he relinquished all his worldly gains for the sake of Christ (Philippians 3:7-8). He realized that worldly achievements, good or bad, were mere ‘fertilizer’.

The idea of perfection is not about achieving a flawless state. Rather, it’s about completeness, about being whole in a fractured world. As Paul himself wrote, “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own” (Philippians 3:12).

Perfection is a process, akin to growing a watermelon. Plant the seed, fertilize it, water it, and watch it grow. Celebrate each stage, even when it doesn’t yet bear fruit, because it’s perfect in its progression.

And so, it’s the same with our lives. We experience good and bad, but if it’s not aligned with Christ, it’s just ‘fertilizer’. We reach for the Son, we grow, we mature. We are in process, and in that process, we are perfect, we are complete.

Remember, being ‘perfect’ doesn’t mean everything falls into place immediately, and that’s fine. The world will remain the same, but amidst the chaos, you can find your completeness in Christ.

So, let’s strive for true perfection – for completeness. Let’s strive to be whole in Christ, to grow and mature in our relationship with Him. You haven’t failed too many times. You can always reach out to Him. His love is never-ending, and His embrace can make you complete and whole.

Leave your past behind, not to forget it, but to use it as your foundation. Reach out for Christ, grow in Him, and in this process, realize that you are perfect in Him – that is the sweetest feeling of all.