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Your Faith Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Real

Your Faith Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Real

Your Faith Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Real

I often find myself thinking about the great men and women of faith we see in the Bible. Their boldness, courage, fearlessness, and tenacity to pursue after what God had laid out for them. I often compare myself to these individuals. Maybe you’ve done the same. I wish I was that bold and faithful I tell myself. I wish I trusted God as unabashedly as they did. It’s really easy for me to compare myself to those who have done things I yearn to do. Not only within the words of the Bible but also in day-to-day life.

But what I have to constantly remind myself is the fact that these people we’re not perfect, and what I may perceive as a perfect and flawless life of faith and trust in God isn’t actually the case. They were human just like you and I. They made mistakes. They fell short. And they sometimes even chose the wrong. I’ve learned that your faith doesn’t always have to be perfect to be faith. In fact, it never will be and the Bible tells us that to be true (Ecclesiastes 7:20).

  • Mary
  • David
  • Joshua
  • Moses
  • Abraham
  • Peter
  • Paul

And the list goes on…

These are all people who in the Bible did incredible things, had incredible faith, but also had some incredibly deep imperfections. I say this not to expose their flaws to feel better about my own, but to remind myself that we’re all flawed and a little messy. There is no such thing as perfect faith, and that’s something that should unite Christians around the world instead of divide us. We’re all perfectly imperfect, journeying through this thing called faith together, one mistake and one victory at a time. If this wasn’t the case then we wouldn’t have needed a perfect Savior, Jesus, to die on a cross, and pay the penalty for our personal sins.

So no matter what you’ve got going on in life. Whether your faith is as strong as it’s ever been or as empty as it’s ever felt, know that God is still God and his love for you stays the same. We all go through ups and downs in life. We all have highs and lows as it pertains to our relationship with Jesus. We all make mistakes.

Don’t give up because you’re feeling down. God hasn’t given up on you yet, so neither should you. Try to keep your head up high even through the lows in life. Try to keep your eyes open to God’s goodness even when you feel like all you want to do is close them. Keep your heart surrendered even when you feel like closing it off to the world.

Your faith doesn’t have to be perfect to be real faith.

—Jarrid Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  • aljonlego October 3, 2017 at 3:47 AM

    This is certainly what I really need.

  • GLORIA August 8, 2017 at 3:19 AM

    Thank You Lord

  • shirley July 23, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Just got finished reading jesus swagger. I am firm believer that whatever books “call out to me,” as this one did, when i am at the library, are meant for me. I was forced to admit i am a “poser” atheist, and have been for much of my life. Thanks to your book, i am finally open to forging a relationship with God. At 66, it is never too late. Thank your for writing this book

  • sifa July 19, 2017 at 6:03 AM

    We are a city set on hill because Jesus has taken centre stage in our hearts we got his perfection.

  • Tiffany June 22, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    Beautiful… so needed to read this tonight. God bless you !

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