About a week ago, I wrote about the yoke of perfection that we Christians have put upon ourselves.
And a few days ago, I reacted in anger towards something that someone said to me. Spoke and acted in pride. Something around the lines of “how dare you say that to me/think you know better than me. Was insensitive with my words, among other things.
After praying about it and thinking deeply about the whole thing, I realized that I actually thought I was passed the point of reacting in a certain way or doing certain things since I’m now in Christ.
I felt ashamed and sort of disappointed in myself. I saw my weaknesses and where I went wrong and I was discouraged. I cannot explain what the shame and guilt I felt has made me believe about myself or even kept me from doing.
This is obviously one of the yoke of perfection or should I say perfectionism I still struggle with. Wanting to reach the point where I will no longer react to or deal with certain situations in my flesh. When humility will be a garment I have on daily. When I will be perfect in action, thought and speech.
Of course this is a heavy yoke to have on and it is impossible to walk with.
Please do not get me wrong.
YES, we’ve been called to walk as children of light, to a holy life, to obedience and faithfulness to God, to be perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect.
But our perfection does not come from us nor does our righteousness. Rather our righteousness comes through faith in Christ Jesus, trusting and believing that He will present us before the Father, holy and blemish free.
Our weakness brings us all the more closer to Christ, drawing us to lean fully on Him, acknowledging that He is our strength and knowing that the power we need comes from Him.
And when we fall, we get back up, not to look back but we turn our gaze around in order to set it on Him once again.
We know and believe that He who started this good work in us will bring it to completion on the day of Christ Jesus (Phil. 1:6).
So with this, I celebrate Christ once again. I celebrate His birth, life, death and Life. I rejoice in the Lord of my salvation. I glorify, worship and exalt my King.
I’m filled with joy because I know that there are many around the world that also know Him and are currently celebrating His birth.
And we all stand together on this day to worship and sing Glory, honor and adoration to the Lord of lords and the King above all other kings, the Savior of the world and the hope of all nations.
Thank you God for this wonderful gift and thank you Jesus for your great sacrifice and glorious life.
Merry Merry Christmas to you all!!!