“For what does the Scripture say? Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness” Romans 4:3, NKJV.
“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” 1 Corinthians 1:30, NKJV.
Abraham wasn’t perfect at all. He lied about his wife being his sister and also slept with his wife’s handmaid. What made him right before God wasn’t what he did, but Who he chose to believe, and the Father accounted his faith as righteousness. Because he believed God and didn’t allow his shortcomings to hinder his obedience, he became the father of faith and of many nations.
You will never be a perfect man. Yet, Jesus became your perfection, your righteousness, and because you believe in Jesus, you are in right-standing with your Father. Therefore, you don’t have to feel you have to do enough, feel condemned, unworthy, or unqualified. What you have done will never change who you are in Christ.
The Father knew you when He called you. He isn’t looking for a perfect person. He is looking for a perfect heart toward Him. A perfect heart says in spite of your flaws, you choose to love and believe God. In spite of your mistakes, you will follow Jesus and do what God wants you to do. All God requires of you is to believe in what Jesus did for you and what He says about you.
Receive it and move forward. Jesus is your perfection.
Prayer: Father, thank You that I am washed and made new in Christ. I am made perfect, not by own works, but through faith in You. I ask that You remove any condemnation from my heart. I have been counted worthy and qualified for what You have for my life. Even with my flaws and my past mistakes, You have called me, and that settles everything. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Genesis 16:4, 20:1-3; Romans 5:1, Galatians 3:1-9, 26