Imperfect People

Imperfect People in love with a perfect God

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I am an ImPeRfEcT Christian

I know how I am SUPPOSED to live, but a lot of times I miss the mark.

I know what I am SUPPOSED to say, but often I say what I want instead. 

What others want doesn’t always come before what I want.

I love spending time with Jesus…but often I’m “too busy.”

I like to be liked. I’m a people pleaser and not always a God pleaser. 

I sometimes think my “kingdom” is more important than God’s kingdom.

I have two ears and one mouth but often I would rather talk than listen. 

I tell God I will go wherever and do whatever he leads…and then list my exceptions.

I see “Advanced Christians” becoming missionaries, and selling all their possessions and then I see my “Remedial Christianity” who can hardly overcome the temptation of cake!

Then the Lord whispers, “Congratulations, you are ordinary and I can use you.”

He doesn’t want me to be perfect he just wants me to be available. 

I am here Lord, to be used by you.  Take what you will of this messy, unorganized, and unspiritual person and make me into something you can use for your kingdom. 

Use my imperfect words to speak your truth, use my imperfect home to welcome in guests, and use my imperfect faith to show how truly amazing you are. 

Thinking we have to have the bible memorized before we share our faith, means our faith will never be shared.

Thinking we have to be advanced Christians to do something awesome, means we will take a back seat and never see God do anything great through us. 

Trying to make ourselves “good enough” to make a difference will never happen.  God thinks that we are good enough today, just as we are.  

We are works in progress that will never be complete this side of heaven.  In the mean time, let’s dive in, get our hands dirty and enjoy the fulfilled life He promises!

I love you imperfect people! 

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Overcoming fear

If you have read this before you know by now I am all about being real.  I am an imperfect person.  And here is one of my struggles…

I struggle with FEAR.  I fear just about everything.  The tape that plays in my head most days sounds something like, “what if we die in a car wreck, what if that causes cancer, Is that car a following me?”  And a million more daily examples of how i can be overtaken and imprisoned by fear.

Fear is an ugly 1,000 lb burden that creeps it way back to my shoulders over and over again.   I give it over, feel free, and then before I know it I am afraid again.

Most people wouldn’t know this about me, I don’t advertise it and I don’t hide under the covers all day.  But none the less fear is a struggle.

There are certainly things worse than death but I suppose that is a big one.  Why do I fear dying when I am promised dying is to gain??!!  That the eternity in heaven is so much better than here.

I think realizing EACH day is a precious gift.  Yes I am not promised tomorrow but right here right now is a priceless moment.  To BE where I am.  To embrace the moment.  To laugh more, worry less, and LOVE others.