It’s going around and I guess if I have bumped into, you have as well. It’s been around forever but it seems to be kind of an epidemic of sorts. Perfect! To play the game of mom, friend, bible study girl, keeper of the home, volunteer at the school, neighbor next door, kid’s resume overseer…. you need to be, well, perfect! But I want to encourage you on another set of rules to the game and it’s the gospel.
The gospel is for the imperfect! No matter how you did today or your child did today, this is what the guidebook of life, The Bible, has to say:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:23-24
As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one Romans 3:10
We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. James 3:2
Go ahead and ask your friend to pray for that other prayer request you would just really like to have covered, but doing so might seem a little too needy or imperfect.
Go ahead and prayerfully share with your children your hurts, habits, and hang ups when you were their age or even better, your current age!
Go ahead and let the mom know who is sitting by you at the game and a little discouraged about her child’s overall performance lately that you too have been there or are currently there with your own children!
We all need the grace of the gospel for the imperfect we did nothing to inherit other than coming into this world as a sinner in need of a savior! It’s a perfect weakness with a perfect solution!