It’s Friday! Thank God, we have made it to the end of another work or school week.
TFTD: Practice makes perfect
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We’ve all heard the statement, “practice makes perfect” at some point in our life. Simply put, the more you work at something the better you will become at it. Famous basketball player, Michael Jordan, didn’t just wake up and become great, he practiced day and night. Although there are people who are born with gifts and talents, we all need to spend time developing those things in order to get better. Even great singers, get voice lessons at some point in their career. Famous dancers have studied and trained under professionals to sharpen their natural craft into a masterpiece.
If we have to practice and study in the natural, why don’t we have to do it in the spiritual? Well actually we do! We have to remember as Children of God that we are spiritual beings living in a natural experience. We are not of this world. Too many times people get confused and think we are natural beings trying to have a spiritual experience on Sunday morning. I don’t know about you, but I’m more than a Sunday morning Christian.
I am a practicing Christian. The difference between my spiritual walk and the next person, is I spend a WHOLE lot of time practicing until I get it right. As believers, we have to invest time in studying the word and then applying the word. We won’t always get it right, but practice makes perfect. The church needs to stop selling this false perception that “WE ARE PERFECT!” When you sell perfection you make people who feel less than perfect not feel worthy or welcomed. We need to tell people that we are practicing Christians who are striving to live like God daily. We don’t always get it right; however, we are working diligently to please Him. Yes, we fall and stumble at times, but by the grace of God we can dust ourselves off and get back in the game.
Practice makes perfect. Keep seeking God daily in your prayer life, study time, worship time and corporate fellowship. Keep practicing until you get it right. After you get one area right, ask God to help you in another area. I encourage you to live this Christian life practicing daily, you don’t have to be perfect, just keep practicing. You’ll become a better believer and witness of God’s grace and mercy the more you practice.
I pray that you have a blessed day and weekend. God bless!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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