The goal of every believer should be to walk in the light they have been given and to attain perfection in their lives as defined in the Word of God: “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me” (Philippians 3:12). My brother, my sister, the Bible defines “perfection” as ‘to be complete, to develop to its end, to finish to full development or full maturity.’ Besides, we are shown that many Bible characters have reached this spiritual level of perfection and we all are called to perfection which means we are called to develop spiritually until we are completely mature, until we finish our course, and we are fulfilled in what God has called us to do.
The sad reality is that many people, including believers, don’t begin the journey to perfection because they believe it’s an unattainable goal. Today, I want to remind those who believe that ‘nobody is perfect’ that Apostle Paul is encouraging each one of us to press on to Christlike perfection which means to be like Jesus in every area of our life. Making excuses and saying “nobody is perfect” with the implication that nobody can be perfect is what the devil wants us to think. However, the Bible who holds the ultimate truth tells us that Jesus was perfect and He lived a perfect life. His ministry was perfect and His relationship with the Father was perfect. Besides, we read that “Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did” (1 John 2:6). My friend, if Jesus walked in perfection, then so should you! Don’t be foolish enough to tell the Lord you cannot do this when He says you can.
Now, we need to understand that God is not talking about the perfection of our flesh. He is talking about spiritual perfection. He is talking about having a heart that is perfect towards the things of God. Not only is this possible, it is also your call in life. You are called to perfection. It is what you and I are called to do and what we are called to be. The Lord is looking for people to be perfect in what He is interested in: ” For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him” (2 ChroniclesI 16:9). A perfect heart is a heart that is fully committed to Him. Don’t get sidetracked thinking you have got to get your mind and your flesh in order before you can be perfect in the eyes of God. No, He is looking at your heart and this, indeed, can be perfect every day of your life. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.