Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | January 26, 2017

Perfectly Imperfect

jan-27“But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9a (NIV)

Years ago, I started a crochet afghan using scraps of leftover yarn.  It  ended up a hodgepodge of different types of yarns and mismatched colors. Recently, I noticed a few places where the stitches are unraveling, creating these big holes.  There are also a few loose strings hanging that I’ve neglected to tuck in and hide. When you hold it up, it is anything but beautiful and it doesn’t look like it would be worth trying to use. But you know what? When I lay on the couch covered in that afghan, I am as warm as I could be with any other blanket. It is just as useful in its current state as if it were perfect.

Do you long to be used by God, but feel worthless? Like you have too many issues, or “holes” to ever be used for anything?

Consider this list:

Jacob was a cheater
Peter had a temper
David had an affair
Noah got drunk
Jonah ran from God
Gideon was insecure
Miriam was a gossip
Martha was a worrier
Thomas was a doubter
Sara was impatient
Rahab was a prostitute

Every one of these people from the Bible had issues, flaws, and holes. And every one of these people have their place in the greatest story ever told. You can be right there with them. Jesus came to this earth for the imperfect, the broken, filled with holes and “loose strings” kind of people. We don’t need to be perfect, just willing. God will do the rest. Our job is to let Him.

“Heavenly Father, thank You for working within us and with us no matter how imperfect we are.  Help us to remember that You are all we need to be sufficient for the task. Your power is greater than any weakness.”

For His Glory,

Josey Bozzo
TRBC Women’s Life

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