It’s amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it! A brand new infant one-week old is already speaking English! At one-year the baby is not only walking but is able to run at an amazing speed! By the time this toddler is two he’s driving an automobile. Nassau is actually considering sending this little three-year old boy into outer space. I’ve never seen anything like it. And then – – – – – – – I woke up. It was a dream. Babies don’t speak English or sprint, little boys don’t drive automobiles or fly to the moon. That is unrealistic.
Let me tell you something else that is unrealistic: by faith turning your life over to Jesus, being born again, and when you come up out of the waters of baptism, you think you should be a mature Christian overnight. Well, maybe we’ll give ourselves a few years to become an adult Christian and do everything right.
Yep, we put that kind of pressure and those kinds of unrealistic expectations on ourselves. The reality is we are all a work in progress and we should live by “progress not perfection”. How about instead of beating ourselves up for not being perfect we commit to growing one day at a time and recognize and admit we are UNFINISHED. God is still working on us. And, as we submit to Jesus as Lord, the Holy Spirit helps us grow up to spiritual maturity.
Read I Pet 1:5-11. Then listen to Unfinished by Mandisa.
1 Peter 1:5-11
As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow.