God knows that you aren’t a “superman”, he didn’t make any “superman” anywhere. So, while we can use the word “superman” for certain kinds of attributions, it doesn’t exist in a literal sense.
We are all human beings who are full of weaknesses and flaws. We all have our struggles and some struggle with addictions.
Just like Abraham, who is the father of faith; the womanizer David, who didn’t only go after his lusts but killed innocent persons for his selfish interests and yet was a man after God’s heart. God isn’t expecting any better from us.
Our weaknesses don’t come to God as a surprise. The time when our body will wear a new body free of corruption is coming but for now? God is interested in reconciling you to him. He is simply saying “I know all your struggles but I still love you.”
God loves you and wants you despite your struggles. Here is something very interesting
“We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.”- Isaiah 64:6 NLT
Do you see the above verse? This was why Jesus came. To set us free from the bondage of sin. Make no mistakes about it, Jesus didn’t come to convince us to stop sinning because he can’t convince us. It’s inherent in the nature of man to misbehave. Even Peter who became an Apostle still had times he misbehaved even with his apostolic mandate. Jesus came that we might have life to its abundance, he came so that through him, we become united and one with God.
“Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.” – Romans 6:14 NLT
Sin is not our master anymore, it no longer dictates who we are, we are named by the name of God. God called us righteous despite our errors, he now loves us regardless of our mistakes.
It doesn’t stop there. Through consistent fellowship with God, our minds continue to be transformed. Our thoughts and actions continue to align with who God has made us become. If we want to see the quality of our lives as believers improve, we have the formula to achieve that.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”- Romans 12:2 NLT
Transformation of the mind is a choice and as believers, we can let God transform our thoughts and quality of life by staying in the place of God’s word, in the place of good counsel, and the place of fellowship. One of the ways to see the quality of our lives improve as believers are fellowship with other believers. No believer will ever do well in isolation. The more isolated we are as believers, the more we see ourselves living in ways not worthy of God’s children.
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” – Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT
The essence of fellowship is to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. We are social beings and can never work remotely when it comes to living for God. A genuine fellowship is where you find people of like minds to share God’s word. When talking about fellowships, don’t mistake it for being a member of mega Churches. Except you are part of a small unit of fellowship where you are known by your name, where you can relate freely with others, you can’t experience true fellowship.
Some big Churches make provisions for this by providing smaller fellowship units. Some call it CITH (Church in the home), some call it Cell Fellowship, some call it House Fellowship, and so on. Don’t also mistake this as being part of the ushering team, media team, or any other service unit of your Church. While all of these are wonderful, ensure that you also belong to a small circle where you study God’s word together with other people.
Finally, love God and others genuinely. Don’t make your Christian Life mechanical and don’t do the things you do just because you want to achieve a “pure life” that is free from errors. The purpose of studying God’s word should not merely be for a “selfish-powered” righteous life. You can’t grow that way because you’ll only rate your walk with God with a carnal understanding of what righteousness is. Just love the Lord and others, and then you’ll see yourself walking in intimacy with God.
You can never be better than the other believer. The struggles will always be there as long as you are a human who lives on this imperfect Earth. However, in Christ and with consistent fellowship with God, you’ll gain more mastery over your flesh.
Remember, the purpose of subjecting your flesh under control isn’t to get God to love you better or to make heaven. Whenever we have that desire to do what is right, it is God working in us.
“Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” – Philippians 2:12-13 NLT
Living right is like evidence of who we are to others. God wants us to be a light to others, he wants us to be able to influence others positively and we cannot do that to some extent if we have not tamed the flesh.
“Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.” – Philippians 2:14-15 NLT
But in all of this, even if you still see yourself making mistakes, don’t give up on yourself. You are a work in progress and will remain so till that day when you’ll be caught up with Jesus.
“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.” – 1 John 2:1 NLT
In summary, I want you to know that God has factored in all your weaknesses and errors in his plan for you. He has made provisions for you. What Jesus did on the cross, continues to plead your case and if God called you righteous, then you are righteous.
“I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.” – Philippians 3:9 NLT
I call you blessed.
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