Everybody has them, whether character flaw, physical flaw, spiritual flaw, etc. Some flaws make us unique, and are perfect imperfections that God allows for His glory and our perfecting. While others, like addictions, can be detriminal to us and those around us.
Some try to cover them with makeup or bulky clothing. While others turn to denial. Worst still, are those who become an imposter and mimic someone else or follow the latest wordly trend. No matter what route is taken deep down underneath it’s still there: our flaw, our distinction from others, our shame. Others may not see it or simply don’t comment out of respect, but you know and more importantly if it’s a spiritual flaw God knows.
Too often we focus on the flaws or issues of others critically, while ignoring or excusing our own. Yet, the bible says to “remove the beam from own eye first”, as well as “he that is without sin cast the first stone”, and finally, “work out own salvation with fear and trembling”. Wow. Sounds serious.
Let’s take today to acknowledge our flaws/weaknesses in our life and most importantly our spiritual walk with Christ. Right now decide not to hide them or cover them up anymore, but to admit that they are there and deal with them. Besides, others around you might have the same flaw, and when they see your willingness to be transparent and naked before others, it might just encourage them to do so also, and lead to a grand revolution in the kingdom.
Words To Stand On…
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Walk It Out…
Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!