There is no need to be perfect - just be Flawsome

 

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What is one thing that you don’t like about yourself?

Your highs and lows for the week

 

Read:

2 Corinthians 4:7

Isaiah 64:8

 

Talk:

You are not perfect and neither am I, in fact none of us are perfect and that’s ok. God is the only one that’s perfect and he knows that we’re not. He doesn’t even expect us to be. We are flawed and he accepts us just as we are.

 

2 Corinthians 4:7 says But we have this treasure in earthen vessels to show this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

 

What is an "earthen vessel"?

·        Greek scholar, Spiros Zodhiates discovered the word vessel (skeuos) to be defined as a holder, jar, or something that contains. The word earthen (ostrakinos) is a substance made of clay, brittle, and easily broken.

·        This bible verse tell us that we are nothing more than a lump of clay.

 

Clay isn’t very pretty but it is easily moulded and once it is dry is it easily broken – but it can also be easily mended again and again – just like us. We are God’s earthen vessels – we contain the treasure which is the Good news of Christ and we can share that with others. Sometimes we might think that because we aren’t perfect we shouldn’t try to do things but perfection isn’t important. What is important is that we try, and recognise that God is with us and willing to help us if we only ask.

 

Have you ever head the word “Flawsome”? What do you think it means?

·        Very simply it means flawed but awesome. Perfectly imperfect

·        Aware of our flaws but ready to try anything anyway

 

Here are some famous flawed people that God used in awesome ways in the Bible… you might like to find their stories even:

 

Noah was a drunk

Abraham was too old

Isaac was a daydreamer

Jacob was a liar

Leah was ugly

Joseph was abused

Moses had a stuttering problem

Gideon was afraid

Samson had long hair and was a womanizer

Rahab was a prostitute

David had an affair and was a murderer

Elijah was suicidal

Isaiah preached naked

Jonah ran from God

Naomi was a widow

Job went bankrupt

Peter denied Christ

The Disciples fell asleep while praying

Martha worried about everything

The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once

Zaccheus was too small

Paul was too religious

Timothy had an ulcer

AND Lazarus was dead!

 

We may feel like we are failing sometimes, but just like these heroes and heroines of the faith, God has promised to be with us when we go through it all.

So go ahead and be Flawsome for God this week!

 

Pray:

Dear God, I am not perfect… you are the only one that is. Please help me to accept the ways that I am not perfect, help me to let go of my flaws and not be afraid to try. Please remind me that you are always with me and that my best is good enough for you. With you by my side I can be Flawsome, and we can achieve great things. Amen

 

Bless:

God bless you as give your best, even with your flaws, to do God’s perfect work in this world.