You’ve heard it. You’ve probably said it.
But just what does it mean?
Let’s Get Real, Here.
“Nobody’s perfect” doesn’t mean nobody’s good.
While it’s true that God is the only one who is naturally good (“And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.” ~ Luke 18:19), He wants us to be good too: “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.” ~ 1 John 2:6.
There are actually people who do what God wants them to, who conform to His will.
~ Proverbs 2:20
There are actually people who reflect God’s character.
“. . . seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; and have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. . .”
~ Colossians 3:9-10.
You can be one of them.
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
~ 2 Peter 1:3-4.
Yes, it’s true that “nobody’s perfect,” including you.
That’s a good thing to remember.
“Nobody’s perfect” is a good reason to be humble. It’s not a good reason to proudly hold onto your faults and failures. (Tweet This)
“Nobody’s perfect” is a good reason to be forbearing. It’s not a good reason to be a fool. (Tweet This)
“Nobody’s perfect” is not an excuse for ignoring the convictions of the Holy Spirit. (Tweet This)
“Nobody’s perfect” is not an excuse for not striving to harmonize your life with the Word of God. (Tweet This)
“Nobody’s perfect” is not an excuse to minimize the wounds you’ve caused or the hurt that others feel. (Tweet This)
“Nobody’s perfect” is not an excuse to make your wrongs seem acceptable or a way to prove your mistakes necessary. (Tweet This)
Are you using “nobody’s perfect” as a cloak for evil, or as an excuse to ignore what God is telling you and to refuse to cooperate with what God is trying to do in your life?
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Truth! Thanks for these great reminders. Found you at CMB's linkup this morning! Have a wonderful weekend!
You’re welcome! I have more “Get Real” posts planned in the future.
Glad you stopped by and same to you. 🙂
LOVE this! I have many of these same thoughts and frustrations. God's word calls us to holiness and sanctification. Yes, there is grace when we fail, but we can't go into situations with an attitude of defeat. That's not living in the freedom of Christ, and you're right–it's an excuse. I'm adding this to the Thriving Thursdays pinterest board. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Thanks! I'm happy you were blessed.