The longer you follow Jesus, the more you realize you need Him.
My college pastor said it was like this, “The closer you get to bright light, the more you see the flaws you have”.
It was good to know that the closer I get to God, the more I will see my imperfections and know more intimately my own flaws.
It was good for me to hear early on that in my walk with God I would never get to a point of “being an expert ” or “being perfect”.
Your life with God is a journey.
It isn’t a skill to excel in, it is a relationship to have.
Through the good times and bad times, the easy times and the hard times.
Through ALL the times.
“Brother and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,”
Philippians 3:13 NIV
We tend to focus on all the things we are not, all the things we haven’t conquered, all the things we haven’t grown in.
All those things take your focus from God and put it on yourself.
So, forget it.
Forget it all.
God didn’t choose you because someday you would be perfect. He chose you because He loves you and He is perfect enough for the both of you.
Forget what is behind you even if it happened five minutes ago.
Love God for who He is and let Him love you for who you are: His kid.