This post will show you why God doesn’t call perfect people; He calls the ones who are broken and bruised by the world. Read more to see why?
Why don’t you need to be perfect to become a Christian? Because as you will find out other Christian that you meet are not perfect either.
Do you think that you need to meet a certain standard, fit certain criteria or tick the right box for God to allow you to enter his presents and His house? Well, you don’t. He wants you to come into His presence as you are.
When I started my journey with God, I believed that I wouldn’t be accepted by God and other Christians due to all my flaws, imperfections, and mistakes in life.
My experience with other Christian people to that point had not been the best either. I was more than a bit skeptical about what I would find when I went to church, but I was also curious.
I was wrong! God had created me this way, and I didn’t want to accept it as I thought others wouldn’t. I was scared to be me! To be my authentic self.
However, once I found the right church, with the right ethos and vision of God’s word, I finally understood and was able to experience the feeling of the Holy Spirit and the Lord in His community.
Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Become A Christian – Overcoming Imperfection
What you see as imperfections in yourself is what God calls his masterpiece. Whether you think you are too tall, too short, too fat, or too thin.
Quiet or loud, introverted or extroverted. God created us all uniquely and with purpose and a gift that he gave us.
Artists, cooks, singers, songwriters, poets, gardeners, builders, technicians, athletes, teachers, and scientists, to name a few talents.
He gave us skills and gifts to match our unique personalities. God wants us to embrace our gifts and use them to the best of our abilities for our benefit and His glory.
You are God’s masterpieceEphesians 2:10
Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Become A Christian – Accepting Yourself
Accepting yourself as God created you, as well as the life experiences that you have already encountered, good or bad, is all part of God’s great plan.
Regardless of whether we like the experiences or we are unsure why the experiences have happened to us.
In my experience, God shows us how to use what has happened to us to help others in some way. He can send addicts to help overcome others with their addictions.
Or He can use the abused to help others overcome their past abuse.
God always has a plan and purpose for us.
Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Become A Christian – Becoming A Christian
Choosing to become a new Christian woman was a big step for me. As I am sure, it will be for you too! My family was surprised I took it due to certain experiences that I had previously encountered with religion.
However, finding the right church and the right people to teach me what I needed to know, as well as accepting me for who I was, made all the difference.
I remember asking the head pastor if I could attend the discipleship course with my husband even if I were not a Christian? As I was questioning Christianity but in a good way.
He didn’t question my views, at least not to my face. However, he did allow me to join the group and gave me two wonderful course leaders that answered my questions.
I was happy to ask what I was curious or unsure of without fear of upsetting or offending anyone. They knew my views, but they also knew that they could help me in my journey with understanding the Christian faith and God.
Their openness, acceptance, and kindness to teach anyone wanting to find out more about the Christian faith just showed me God’s love. They showed me a different side to Christianity from what I had previously experienced before attending their church.
The Church I Still Call Home
If you want to see the church, I still call home even though I am thousands of miles away from it. Click the link HERE!
Luckily for me, I can still catch their Sunday sermon via YouTube. The wonders of modern technology. Amen!
Anyway, after completing the discipleship course in full, I decided to take the plunge literally, and I was baptized in 2016.
The experience was a little daunting. Many people in the church stayed behind after the service to watch and pray as the baptisms occurred.
However, I found the whole experience very freeing, and I felt delighted. I remember smiling a lot and feeling a great sense of love and lightness within myself. The experience is different for each individual depending on their own experiences.
Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Become A Christian To Grow With God
God wants to develop an intermit relationship with each of us, but we have to be willing to meet Him halfway in this journey and spend time with Him in prayer and by reading the Bible.
We have to develop ourselves through prayer and repentance. By studying the Bible, and journaling thoughts and feelings. By making time for prayer, acts of service to others, and even serving at church.
As you spend time in the word each day and develop your relationship with God, you will see that the small changes that you make will add up to becoming a much stronger, more confident, and self-assured woman. You will experience God’s, great love!
You will feel God’s love, and in return, that will shine through you, and others will notice the difference in you too. See the following posts for more help, tips, and advice.
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Why You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Become A Christian – Final Thoughts
I have learned that I still don’t need to be perfect. I will never be perfect as much as I try. And do you know what I am content with that? I accept it, but I will keep trying to improve each day and ask for forgiveness when I fail.
Finding the right church helped me to feel the love of God through the others that were within His house. I found a new family in the other partners within the church. New friends to share this experience with and to develop new skills, friendships, and talents.
I learned that I have a talent and a love for serving the Lord in His house. Giving my time freely to help wherever I could, made me feel part of the big picture and part of the church community. I joined the hosting team and the choir and loved serving with a joyful and grateful heart.
When you find your Church with the right ethos and the right community, it is an amazing experience, and you will find joy in the journey!
I hope you found this post helpful, and I would love to hear your experiences or views in the comments below.
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I am so excited to see where this new journey takes me. It is another leap of faith, but it is a leap that I know that He wants me to take. And whilst I don’t always feel qualified to talk about God. I know that He will equip me with whatever I need to Glorify His holy name.
If you want to read more about your purpose as a new Christian woman, then check out this post How To Find Your Purpose As A Christian Woman