The Perfect Trap
Who among us has not thought, at one time or another, “If only I could find “the perfect” job”. “If I could meet just the perfect man or woman …..” “If only my family were perfect …..” In Christian circles, we say, “If I could find the perfect church….” Everyone seems to be looking for perfection. After all, God created us for a perfect world. The danger is in forgetting that perfection cannot exist in a fallen, broken and sin polluted world. Although we dream of perfection, we have to hold on to the fact that others are not perfect. Therefore, as much as I may want a perfect job, as long as it is in this world, there will be some deficiency. The same goes for a spouse, or church, or even family. As long as people are involved, we cannot expect perfection because people are imperfect and sinful. What this means, for me, is that I will cut others some slack and stop demanding from others, perfection that does not exist. I will work on the areas where I fall short, and I will trust God to help me be perfect as he is perfect. Then, and only then, perhaps others will see a perfect God who loves us despite our imperfections. One other thing, I will also remember that someday I will be perfect, and I will see others perfectly, and I will live in perfection, heaven.