The point is, we desire perfection. We seek after it like gold. At times we can avoid vulnerability by showing only the best version of ourselves, while the messiness of day-to-day living remains hidden.
I don't own a smart phone, and this is not because I'm cool and too hipster for trendy gadgets like iPhones. It's because I don't believe I'm strong enough. I fear my tendency to seek acceptance from the wrong places.
Striving for perfection is my attempt to be good enough---an attempt to be self-sufficient.
Imperfection necessitates God's intervention. As Christians, we should be the most vulnerable of all people.
If Jesus is so dear to our hearts, then what gave Him that place of importance? Yes, it's the very word we hate--imperfection.
There's no hope for a hurting world in fake lives. So let's be real, Christians. Let's stop hiding behind perfect pictures. Let's not hide our blemishes, hurts, scars, and our struggles, for those drew us to Truth--the very pains that led us to the cross where Jesus gave us His perfection in exchange for our belief and surrender.