There exists a subtle delusion that is not uncommon among the best and worst men. Though unseen, there is a belief that says if someone was to labor hard enough, analyze meticulously enough, they could avoid failure almost entirely, if not completely. They could be perfect; we could be perfect.
But those who operate in realities instead of ideals know that failure is inevitable, even for growing and mature children of God. This isn’t shocking to hear. It is generally agreeable to our heads and hearts. It isn’t so accustomed to our eyes. Truth is more shocking to see played out in front of us, in us. We too, are prone to failure. We will never be perfect until we see Jesus face to face.
What then? How to deal with sins and failures? Should we embrace sin since grace takes care of it? Or should we chase perfection with…
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