You Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Shine In Life

Take a moment and do a candid reflection of yourself. How many times have you felt broken by thinking that you are not good enough or by imagining that you may not achieve a specific goal due to your human limitations? Well, worry not, for you don’t have to be perfect to excel per God’s purpose in your life.

You Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Achieve Your Dreams

We live in a society that constantly reminds us of our flaws and regularly takes it upon itself to whisper to us that we cannot make it falsely. In this setup, embracing our imperfections, being confident in ourselves, and consistently pushing ourselves toward realizing our goals in life becomes daunting.

Everyone Has A Special Purpose In Life

You should realize that a bird cannot be compared to a fish in a swimming competition. God uniquely creates everyone with a particular purpose in life. With this in mind, you must acknowledge that God is entirely in charge. He holds the key to your success and destiny; therefore, you don’t have to be perfect.

You Are Amazing Despite Having A Crack!

Leonard Norman Cohen, a celebrated Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist, rightly explains in his song Anthem that you don’t have to worry about being perfect since a brighter day will come despite having cracks in your life. In the song, he says,

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

Allow God’s glory to overtake your flaws and make you a gem regardless of your imperfections.

I recently read an ancient Chinese folklore about how imperfections can eventually become a beautiful blessing. The narrative was about a cracked pot.

A certain Chinese water bearer carried two water pots in her daily duties. She hung the pots on a pole across her shoulders whenever she went to fetch water. Through her dedication to duty, she carried water for two years, and then, unfortunately, one pot developed a crack on its side while the other remained in perfect shape.

This meant that one pot would carry its total quantity while the other would take much less due to the crack. One particular day, after a long and tiring walk from the stream, as usual, the excellent pot had all its water while the cracked pot had half its quantity.

You Are Important Just As You Are

The pot with no crack was joyful for its accomplishments, whereas the cracked pot felt embarrassed by its imperfection since it only managed to accomplish a fraction of its desired target.

One day, two years later, it opened up to the water bearer of how ashamed it was since the crack had always caused water to leak. With a smile, the water bearer replied, “Haven’t you noticed that we only have beautiful flowers on your side of the footpath and not on the other pot’s side?

“That’s to confirm that I’ve always known about your leaking crack. I decided to plant flower seeds on your side, and you religiously watered them every day on our way back to the house from the water point.”

Understand Your Value Despite Every Weakness

“For the past two years, I’ve plucked the beautiful flowers from the path to decorate the table. If you didn’t have a crack, I wouldn’t have these gorgeous flowers to decorate the house.”

Upon hearing that, the cracked pot was all in tears of joy and amazement.

What Does The Bible Say About Being Perfect?

In the book of Romans, the Bible says:

“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” 

Romans 3:23

This clearly says that no one is perfect, and we can only attain perfection through Christ. Therefore, always strive to walk in Godly ways and commit all your plans to Him, and you will succeed in all your endeavors.

What Did Jesus Mean By Being Perfect?

In Matthew 5:48, Jesus is teaching you to be whole, to imitate your Heavenly Father, to grow and do your best to live life in a Christian way that will glorify Him.

Perfection in Christ is not about being flawless but being as humble as Christ while embracing your flaws, accepting yourself wholeheartedly with all your imperfections, and knowing that God loves you just the way you are.

Conclusively, God loves you regardless of your imperfections. His word affirms this in Proverbs 16:3 by declaring that you should commit to the LORD whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. You don’t have to be perfect; all you need is God, and He will fight your battles and crown you.

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