Is Anyone Perfect?
Is Anyone Perfect?
This is the question i do ask myself almost everyday! Am i perfect? Is anyone perfect? To me we are all human beings who make mistakes. We are not perfect, we all have our flaws and weakness.
The saying ”Know one is perfect has being the word many use as excuse whenever they do what is wrong, but the truth still remains that because know one is perfect shouldn’t make one do silly mistakes.
I once asked someone this question can we human beings be perfect and his reply was yes! I then asked him how and what was his prove that human beings could be perfect. He then went into the bible where it was written
”Be ye perfect as i am perfect” in some other bible versions it is ”Be ye Holy as i am Holy”. Am not saying he was wrong neither am I saying he was right! I then went ahead to ask him that does this now mean human beings could be perfect he said yes because Jesus had already said it that we should be perfect as he is perfect.
Readers this post took me time to write because i had to do some thinking. am not against the bible and am not trying to change the words of the Bible to fit my unbelief but doing a wishful thinking no human being is perfect. Jesus said we should be perfect but i want to tell you there is hardly any perfect person on earth. Jesus said we should be perfect as he is perfect but i want to ask can you be perfect through your own power and might, can you be holy through your own power and might? We all are who we are today through the power and grace of God. It is only the grace of God that we can live a perfect and holy life. The fact that one becomes born again doesn’t mean the person is perfect!
Since it is God who helps one live a perfect life i don’t see the reason anyone would open his or her mouth and say i am perfect,i don’t make mistakes.
Remember we are all mortal beings, we sin but because we know we aren’t perfect doesn’t mean we should sin today and ask God for forgiveness, the same thing tomorrow and then say God understands he knows we are not perfect. We should all strive to leave a life that pleases God by taking a great advantage on our strength.
Know one can be perfect by his/her own power and no human being is perfect coz we all have made mistakes in time past. All we need is to always ask God for his grace to live a sin free life.
I remembered reading the novel Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Uncle Eugene the father of Jaja and Kambili he wanted his children to live a perfect life which was not possible he was a very violent man who will always beat and maltreat his children all in the name of perfectness even his wife Aunty Beatrice also had her own share of the maltreament. I remembered while reading this novel i said to myself Uncle Eugene who wants his family to be perfect is he perfect? Because someone who claims to be perfect won’t be violent, heartless and wicked.
What happened in that family is happening in some families of today. Some fathers and mothers would always flog their children for any single mistake they make forgettig their children are who they are and nobody else, forgetting human beings have their own weakness.
I hate the so called perfect people because they make me feel like am a nobody, they make feel unwanted,they make me see myself as the most imperfect person in the whole universe.
I also remember the real life experience a friend of mine told me.
He said some time ago his parent told him to go and live with his Uncle and Aunty because of the family financial status. So on getting to the house my friend Jude who happens to be a very hardworking and intelligent person but living with his uncle and aunt it was like he knew nothing he said his uncle and aunty always made him hate himself for his weakness, they will always talk and talk that he couldn’t do this and that forgetting know one knows aall forgetting we are all humans with flaws he said that there was nothing he did that they won’t complain about. It was as of they wehre deliberately picking on him. The work he should do his aunt would have woken up so early to do it. So him waking up he won’t see anything to do he said it really affected him and he decided to leave their house and go back to his parent.
He said after some weeks his so called perfect uncle and aunty called him that he should come back to their house that they could see the impact of his stay in their house. That’s life for you we should all be ourselves. The person God made us to be we know we can’t be perfect through our own power but by the grace of God we all have our differences what am good at doing. You may not be good at it so if we are saying we are perfect that means we don’t have any weakness and also we know all.
I will end here saying Know one can be perfect but one can be near perfectness. the perfectness Jesus was talking about was about spiritual perfectness but, the truth still remains that it is only through God’s grace.
Let us all be patient, loving,caring,truthful,faithful and i guess with that we would be near perfectness.
I hope i made sense coz i just wrote down some wishful thinking.
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