I'm Not Perfect
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I messed up this week. Yep, this is my first blog, and it's about how I made a big mistake. I had plans with someone and we had been looking forward to them for weeks. I forgot about the appointment and missed our special time together, disappointing both him and myself. So how did I deal with this when I realized what I had done? I felt guilty, I felt as though I had let him down, and I had a deep sense of regret. You might ask how my friend responded to my shortfall. This being the first time that I've shown my true humanity to him, in other words, making a mistake, I wasn't sure how it was going to go, how he was going to take it. His response... a loving, gentle, forgiving spirit told me there was nothing to ask forgiveness for, kept saying “It's okay, it's okay, I understand.” He showed me that he loves like Jesus loves.
Collosians 3:12-13 says, “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others."
My friend, in the midst of my mistake, showed me Jesus. He gave me mercy and patience. And this, my friends, is just what God wants in our lives. He wants us to wear mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Today, as you read this, think about how God can strengthen these characteristics in you. He did it for me by seeing how my friend loved me rather than judged me. He was Jesus to me in a dark moment. Be Jesus to others.