“Being Perfected”

“Being Pefected”
Bishop Daniel Robertson, Jr.
Mt Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

There is a difference between “being perfect” and “being perfected.”  We all have imperfections, but God loves us anyway. You don’t have to be perfect for God to use you.  He’s simply looking for someone who wants to be used.

God describes Satan as perfect before he turned away from the Kingdom:

Ezekiel 28:14-15 (NIV)
Son of man, take up lament concerning the king of Tyre (Satan) and say to him: This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty… You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you.”

This scripture indicates Satan had perfect qualities and turned away from God- a great example to show that being perfect is not everything.  The Lord would rather use people who have room to be perfected by him.

Matthew 21:42 (NIV)
Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone, the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’?”

God will use those who have been rejected, overlooked, and criticized to bring glory to his Kingdom. Jesus understands rejection. When Jesus was looking for disciples, he picked men with all types of flaws. For example, Peter who would mouth off all the time! He was looking for someone teachable.

1 Corinthians 1:26 (NIV)
“Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”

Something to think about: Be careful when you try to size people up, especially in the ministry. It’s a sad thing when we start determining who God can and cannot use. We have a tendency to judge people based on how they look or how they act, but God knows what’s on the inside. Like the Bible says, “Don’t despise small beginnings.” In other words, don’t ever forget where you came from!

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