Perfect is an overused word in our vocabulary today. What a perfect little baby! She’s the perfect candidate for the job. He’s the perfect man for her! If we are going to be perfectly honest, there no one who is really perfect, except God himself. The word “perfect” actually means, complete or lacking nothing. God is complete, there is nothing He needs and nothing can be added to Him.
We, on the other hand, need some work. We certainly are not perfect. Yet, why would Jesus tell us to be perfect if we can’t be perfect? Certainly we can aspire to live a righteous life, but we will always fall short. The only way we can be complete or perfect is in Christ. He completes us. The One who is perfect gave His life so that we may be made perfect and complete in Him. (from Pursuing God in the Quiet Places Devotional)
In what areas do you tend to struggle and strive for perfection?