Tuesday, February 21, 2017

God Uses Imperfect People For His Good

God uses imperfect people for his good.

He uses imperfect people to make his plans turn out perfectly.

We are all human. There is no way to change that. We are never going to be good enough, no matter how much good we do.

We are always going to fail. We are always going to feel that we have let God down.

But the important thing is that we get back up again. That we try harder the next time.

God wants to use us for his good. But he doesn't require perfection from us. He wants us to be willing to help orphans and widows, to love our enemies. But he doesn't hold this over our heads and say that if we do it we'll get into heaven, and if not, we won't.

No. God is all about grace.

He loves us no matter what.

But he does want us to follow his plan.

Imperfections and all, God has accepted us. He has loved us. He knows what we are capable of, and he knows our doubts.

He is there to help us. And we should be willing to help him. To be his hands and feet here on earth.

We will never be perfect, no matter how hard we try.

But maybe that doesn't matter.

Because God uses imperfect people for his good.

To all perfection I see a limit, but your commands are boundless.
Psalm 119:96

By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

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