Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Sonia played violin beautifully, but few ever got to hear her. She practiced day and night. She worked on her talent and technique constantly. She decided that when she could play her pieces perfectly, then she would allow others to listen to her. The problem was that Sonia set her own standards for perfection, and she was never satisfied. Many people were deprived of much beauty because Sonia was afraid to perform before she thought she was perfect.
If we wait until we're perfect before we move out into the world to share our talents, we won't ever get too far. Even more important, we should be very thankful that our acceptance by God is not conditional on how close to being perfect we are. God knows that we have a long way to go, but He is willing to accept us anyway. Our names are written in the book of life the minute we turn our lives over to Christ, not when we become perfect. Rejoice! The Lord loves you just as you are.
Prayer: I am far from perfect, Lord, but I am striving to always grow and be better each day. Help me and bless me in that pursuit. Amen.
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