You are perfect!
Despite what you do, or don’t do, YES! You really are! If you were raised in a house that used religious guilt and condemnation to control you and cause fear, this will be hard for you to grasp, BUT YES! PERFECTION IS WHAT YOU NOW HAVE!
BUT… and this is a BIG but…
You didn’t, and CAN’T, achieve this. It’s impossible. Instead, Jesus did this FOR you, for free.
Your actions are not what make you perfect, or even acceptable to God. ONLY your faith in Jesus is. Have you accepted His forgiveness? Yes? Then you are PERFECT! 100% righteous, spiritually – LIKE JESUS IS.
If you can FINALLY understand this, then you can begin to enjoy your relationship with the One who MAKES you perfect, and then fulfill your purpose for living because you won’t be afraid losing your perfection anymore, or continually trying to re-earn it.
My friend, you didn’t earn it in the first place, it was free for the taking. Once you receive Jesus as your Savior, you are BORN again, spiritually. HOWEVER, for now, because you are still a human, you are both spirit AND flesh.
That flesh is gonna get in the way of your spirit. So you must now begin to learn to LIVE BY your spirit (you do this by studying the life of Christ, figuring out what He expects of you, and then by SHOWING Him that you love and respect Him). But make no mistake, because of your acceptance of Jesus’ free gift of forgiveness your spirit is perfect – but your flesh is not – and it never will be until it’s dead.
God is a spirit, and so are you. He created you this way so that you would be eternal, like Him. You can look at it like this: You are an eternal spirit living in a temporary shell of flesh. And because you currently live in this shell, you must now make choices based on your adoption into God’s spiritual family – How?… By what you do.
Just like you want to make your parent proud by making good choices based on their approval, you want to do the same with God! But even when you don’t, you are STILL a member of His family. Once BORN into God’s family, you can’t be UN-born, so get rid of that fear!
The Bible says that “the spirit testifies that we are God’s children, if we are God children, then we are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ”! (See Romans 8:16).
It also says we shouldn’t feel condemned any longer after we receive Jesus: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1)
And it says we should’t be afraid any longer if we know that God loves us and is no longer going to punish us eternally because we are forgiven:
“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).
And it says we are NOW righteous:
“But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.” (Romans 8:10)
So, WE ARE RIGHTEOUS! YOU, ME, EVERYONE – we are on the exact same level, spiritually, as the pope, Mother Theresa, or ANY preacher or person you can think of! SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE 100% HOLY BECAUSE OF CHRIST!…
That is, if you’ve accepted His forgiveness.
If you haven’t yet, today’s your day! Become PERFECT, become HOLY, become a Child of God right now! SIMPLY ASK JESUS, RECEIVE JESUS, AND THEN LIVE OUT YOUR TRUE PURPOSE THROUGH HIM! Become perfect, today. -Matt