I am flawed.
I miss the mark.
I lose patience and say things the wrong way which means I shouldn’t have said them at all.
I forget to pray for someone I assured I would remember their prayer request.
I stand in the line at the grocery store and chit chat with the cashier or another person in line with me and forget to share the Lord in some way when God opens the door and gives me a moment to open my mouth and be a light in a dark world.
I have negative and critical thoughts about someone and then I am filled with guilt.
The list is endless.
There is bad news and there is good news.
Bad news: I have flaws and I mess up – consistently. I am not perfect. Not even close. Sometimes I am just a big mess.
Good news: I am a sinner saved by grace. And then the good news gets even better. There is someone who is perfect. Jesus is the perfect one. And He perfectly loves me every day. He loves me although I am flawed and when I miss the mark.
I don’t like myself when I mess up but I am reminded that God’s grace is there for me and I can do better with His help. I want to do better. God is patient with me and He continues to work in me to make me more like Him. This gives me hope. I am so thankful there is hope and grace for this flawed heart of mine.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.