I was typing an email yesterday and God just laid this in my lap. We live in a culture of pseudo perfection. We attempt the perfect body, marriage, family, church, country. We spend countless hours trying to achieve some shifting notion of “just right.” And, frankly, it’s killing us.
Yes, we are spiritually wired for perfection, but it is one of those “not yet” scenarios. When we are fully with the Perfect One, we will enjoy our perfect reality.
But in the meantime. What is God working on?
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” Hebrews 12:2
This jumped off the page for me! God has his own goals of perfection. He is not focused on six-pack abs, or 401K totals, or world issues, although He intimately knows and cares about those things. In fact, He graciously “gives us all things” and uses those things to shape us and reveal His love and nature.
But God is working daily to perfect our faith that we might believe in who He is.
All His love. All His power. All His availability. His Kingdom come, His will be done.
Is it possible that our greatest achievement in this life is how well we believed Him?
Perfect in Faith.
Is it possible that the goal is to become and accomplish all that He promised us only because we believed Him more and more with each passing year and circumstance?
Fixing our eyes. Focusing our attention, but also repairing our vision. We are learning to see with Heaven’s eyes, looking through His lens of truth and love.
On Jesus. The only One truly worthy of our trust and adoration. All other ground is sinking sand.
The author. He is in all and over all. “All the earth beneath you, all my life before you.”
And perfecter. His intention, goal and plan is that we would be made perfect in the knowledge of him. Who can thwart the plans of God? Job asked.
Of our faith. “Help my unbelief” the man cried to Jesus. What a blessing. What a gift. What a relief to know He is actively working to perfect our faith to believe Him more.
I am so struck by this glimmer of God. I want to respond to what He is actively working on. My faith. I want my heart to be so steadfast, so held by His perfect love, that when I see Him face to face, we won’t be talking about what I did for Him but what I believed about Him.
Pay attention to your life. All of it. And know that Jesus is actively, wonderfully perfecting your faith. Because when you believe Him well, everything else changes too.