Bite-sized Blog: Perfect for You

8 Mar

Today’s bite-sized blog comes from “Perfect for You” by Steven Furtick.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

If you have been around Christians for any amount of time you have probably heard the term “God’s will.” It is a term we use for being exactly where God wants you to be, doing what he wants you to do. People agonize and pray and talk about trying to find this thing called God’s will. But many people have a messed up view of what God’s perfect will for them really looks like.

This blog will focus on the word perfect listed after what God’s will is. Most every Christian can say they want to find God’s will for their lives, however our view of God’s perfect will and God’s view of His perfect will may be a little different.

“We need to clear up what we mean by perfect. Otherwise, we could miss out on God’s will altogether because we’ll be too busy chasing our own daydreams.”

“Our idea of perfect is perfect to us.
A perfect day to you might mean everything is going the way you think it should go.
A perfect marriage to you might be one that’s easy and stress-free.
A perfect job to you might be one where you’re high on the leadership pyramid and banking loads of cash.”

These things are not bad things to want, however they may not be included in God’s plan for you. God’s perfect plan for you is designed to develop you into the person you are meant to be. God can’t always develop you through perfect conditions.

His perfect plan might not look perfect to us, but it will be perfect for us.

“God’s will for Job wasn’t perfect to him. He lost everything. But it was perfect for him. It brought him to a whole new level of faith and positioned him for a double portion of blessing later in his life.”

“God’s will for Joseph wasn’t perfect to him. He landed in slavery and prison for over a decade. But it was perfect for him. Through him, God saved his family and an entire nation.”

“God’s will for Paul probably didn’t seem perfect to anyone. Few men have ever suffered so much for the gospel. But it was perfect for him. Few men have ever spread the gospel so vastly in their lifetime.”

“God’s will for you might not always seem perfect to you. But trust me, His will is perfect for you.”

The situations you are facing may seem far from perfect. Your job, marriage, health, finances and kids might seem anything but perfect. You might think that there is no way that this is God’s will for you. But think again. God is putting you through situations to develop your character and grow you into the person you were created to be. He lets us go through these situations so we can show His glory like never before.

“His will may not be easy, but it’s perfect for you.”

If you look at your life and think: There’s no way I’m in God’s will…my life is too messy, then you might just be exactly in his perfect will.

Remember:

“God’s will for you might not always seem perfect to you. But, His will is perfect for you.”

 

 

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