Written by Pastor Daniel Cox
Suggested Reading: Psalm 29; Psalm 40:13-17
I was reading a meme the other day that summarizes some of my days. It said, “Some days I amaze myself. Other days I look for my phone while I’m talking on it!”
No one has it figured out all of the time. No one’s life is perfect. Yes, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms might have persuaded you that your neighbor’s muffins never burn in the oven, that their children are always impeccably dressed, that their marriage is ideal, and that their son always scores the winning goal at the soccer game, but no one has it all figured out all of the time.
Perfection is an internet sensation, but life is messy. We do things that we should not do as Christians. We snipe at the people we love the most. We forget to throw the clothes in the dryer. We get speeding tickets. I often crave for a pastor to send this tweet out:
“Today was the worst Sunday ever. No one showed up. Everyone was moody. I preached like a rookie…resigning next Sunday!” I can empathize more with that than the carefully crafted digital signature of impossible perfection!
The only One who ever had it all figured out was the Lord Jesus Christ. Hallelujah, He never spoke in an untoward way. He never sniped at those He loved. He always did the thing that pleased the Father! Today, glory in Him. Worship His perfection. Praise His untarnished Name! Rejoice in the fact that He found you in all of your imperfection and made you His own, and remember that the only thing that you really need to have all figured out is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God! He’ll take it from there. Selah!
Daniel & Marie Cox are best friends, soulmates, and co-laborers in the ministry. They and their four children live in Florida, where they have established a church, a private, Christian school, and a fun-loving family!