We live in a broken world full of broken people. It’s crazy to expect others to be perfect when we know we aren’t - and anyone who thinks they are is just deceiving themself. This applies to our kids, spouses, parents, family members, pastors, and people in church. I can remember trying to be a perfect mom and a perfect wife - what a waste of my energy. I learned how to do my best and trust God for the rest.
I continually strive to walk more closely with the Lord and the Holy Spirit so I will bear fruit and be a person who lives out the Golden Rule, but I stumble because I am human just like you. Why is it so hard for us to show grace to each other when we mess up? I want God’s grace to spill out of me instead of impatience, judgment, disgust or anger.
“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”
Philippians 3:12-14 NLT