â€œâ€¦in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet
will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.â€
1 Corinthians 15:52
This subject has been on my heart for many years, and as the years have come and gone I have come to see perfectionism as it really is â€“ USELESS, and it destroys our happiness and contentment in life. There is no such thing as “perfect” in this fallen world; it is found only in God as HE is the only GOOD and PERFECT one!
As I look back and see how it has misled my life spiritually, and in my personal choices and observation of others, I am utterly amazed at the loss of time and energy expounded in trying to attain such perfection. God does not expect us to be perfect. He knew the impossibility of that occurring, so He gave us His Son. The only way to reconcile us to Himself and through our imperfection is to teach us to love and accept one another as He loves us, unconditionally, without reservations.
Most of our lives, we are in search of the wrong things that we think will give us sure happiness, joy, fulfillment, and contentment. But I am reminded of the verse Matthew 6:33, â€œBut seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.â€ Once we accept life as God provides for us and our imperfection and our acceptance of others as they really are, we love them as such. THEN â€“ we find complete contentment of heart and soul, and our struggles to perfect others and ourselves diminish immensely. However, we will not reach perfection until Jesus changes us.
This life is an inconceivable journey filled with valleys and mountaintops, and when lived one day at a time, by and through the power and strength of the Holy Spirit that lives within us, we can reach our ultimate destination â€“ life with Christ in heaven for eternity. God promises, and we believe His Word; this brings perfection in heart and soul knowing our destiny is in the hands of GOD ALMIGHTY. We are sealed for eternity by the Holy Spirit.
â€œAnd do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by
whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.â€