Recently someone called me a Nobody, it didn’t concern me too much at the time, I know Jesus didn’t die for Nobody so I must be a Somebody, I also learnt a long time ago that name calling shows Childishness and it’s their lack not ours.
But a few days later I found a missing Desk Poster and decided perhaps being a Nobody was not so bad after all, it said….
“If Nobody’s Perfect……. I Must be Nobody!”
As they say … “Many things said in jest are often True”
I laughed and was thankful that I was called a Nobody, I’m Perfect! well at least I’m aiming for it!
Aiming for it! Yes Seriously, we are to aim to be perfected in Love as the Scripture below confirms. This is not Worldly perfection that we can never obtain as it keeps changing according to Carnal values but Godly Perfection, putting our Carnal flesh to death by The Spirit as we choose to walk in Love and Righteousness with His empowering.
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto Perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.
2 Corinthians 7: 1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting Holiness in the fear of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man/woman of God may be Perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
1John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made Perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this World. There is no fear in Love; but Perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made Perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.
James 1:3-5- 5 But let patience have her Perfect work, that ye may be Perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him/her ask of God, that giveth to all men/woman liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him/her. But let him/her ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he/she that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man/woman think that he/she shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man/woman is unstable in all his/her ways.
2Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be Perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in Peace; and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.
Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.