Monday, January 23, 2012


Yesterday, we concluded what may be my favorite series so far! The series, ImPerfect, took a common word (imperfect) added an apostrophe and a space and made it I'm Perfect. Thanks to our design team, the puzzle pieces fit together perfectly. (Pardon the pun.) It's no big feat grammatically, but it is a big deal when God does it in your life. 

Photos by Amber Anderson
What part of your life do you see as an imperfection? Perhaps something that happened in your childhood? A bad decision? Is it a blemish, physical feature, personality trait, or an inherited character flaw? Perhaps the label has been attached to you by other people so that you believe you are unqualified, or disqualified, because of some life issue.

Here's the simple truth. What you see as an imperfection can be the very thing God uses to make you a better person or to impact people around you. He can take the mess of your life and create a message that others will find compelling. Your message could change someone else's life.

This is how Paul explained it in the Bible.

Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don't see many of "the brightest and the best" among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn't it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these "nobodies" to expose the hollow pretensions of the "somebodies"? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That's why we have the saying, "If you're going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God."
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 The Message

Don't let your past or your current circumstance keep you from the future God has for you. You are uniquely qualified. There's only one you!

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