I know it’s a bit cliché to give a definition, but I am very excited about this one.
Being PERFECT sounds pretty appealing! The King James translators chose this word as one of the results of allowing patience to transform you into what you were designed to become…and I’m so glad they did! I especially like “exactly fitting the need in a certain situation or for a certain purpose.” This is a relatively new concept that I’ve grasped, having wondered for years if there was a specific purpose for each human. Now, I am confident that there is a work-in-progress in each life – tailor-made to mold and equip us with precisely what is needed to accomplish our mission.
Every situation, experience, relationship, obstacle and opportunity is part of the greenhouse that is performing the good work that God began and will perpetuate until you realize fully the Christ in you, and are able to perform that which only your unique training will allow. When you are ready, you will be shown the path of life, fullness of joy and everlasting pleasure.
The most beautiful part of this process is that all you need is faith and humility. Faith in knowing you will come forth as gold, a vessel of honor. Faith in knowing that it is God who is working in you, performing his will in earth as it is in heaven, making everything beautiful in His time. Faith in knowing that your desires are your divine destiny, and that everything is for your good and His glory. Know in your heart that your perfection is the ultimate goal, and keep that vision before you. You’ll definitely perish (faint in the day of adversity) without holding to a clear picture of imminent resurrection and transformation.
And humility. As soon as you bring yourself to an understanding that the only good in you is God, you are ready to be exalted. Until you reach that point, who you think you are (your ego) will be resisted by God and cause you to fall. Realize that what you do, where you go, what you say and how you look is not you. You are not the sum total of the opinion of your peers. You are not your personality, talents, thoughts or emotions. What you accomplish, create or achieve is not the essence of you. You just are. You are a beautiful, unique creation of God, and in Him you live, move and be. Without Him you can do nothing.
Once you come to the point of total faith and humility, you are a new creature. You potential as a conduit of God’s infinite power is as limitless as eternity. With that faith that you have developed, you will be able to move literal mountains and have whatever you desire. You are one with Jesus and the Father, and you will receive the same glory that God gave His only begotten Son. You dwell completely in love, consequently dwelling in God.
Deuteronomy 18:13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
Psalms 37:37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Luke 6:40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Corinthians 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
Philippians 3:15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Colossians 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
2 Timothy 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
Hebrews 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.
James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.
1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.