by Victoria Robinson
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could attain a perfect life? A perfect job, a perfect house, a perfect marriage, and on and on the list could go. But alas, none of that is attainable due to that infamous lady… Eve! The first lady singlehandedly wrecked your chance for a perfect world.
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. … Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” ~ Genesis 3:6,13 ESV
So how can the word perfect and anything in your life go together? It’s really quite simple. While perfection in this fallen world is never going to happen, you can find the perfect way in life. Your job will never be perfect, but you can find the perfect job. Your marriage will never be perfect, but you can find the perfect mate. Your house will never be perfect, but you can find the perfect house. All of this is based on finding God’s perfect will for your life.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. ~ Romans 12:2 ESV
Finding God’s perfect will means that you must be discerning. To be discerning means that you must renew your mind from how the world thinks to how God thinks. So quite simply, when you fill your mind with the Word of God and take heed of it, you will find the perfect things you need. And while no job, house, mate or anything else will be perfect, when you are in the will of God, everything will be right with your soul and you will be perfectly where God wants you to be.
Dearest girlfriends, I pray that we would become discerning as to God’s perfect will in our lives by the renewal of our minds through His Word.
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. ~ Psalm 18:30 ESV