God Pardons Imperfections

Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
(Ephesians 3:20)

Considering that people are flawed beings, it can be comforting to know that God is still working within you at every moment of the day.

"Within" is derived from the Greek word energeo, which means to be operative, be at work, put forth power.

It can also mean to be effectual, fervent, be mighty in. God is able to be effectual in you, to mightily execute through you.

He is made strong through your weaknesses.

Beyond Your Expectations

He works within you infinitely more than you might ask or conceive of.

The Greek word used here is perissos. This means that God's capacity to work in and through you is limitless.

Not only that - His works are so abundant that it is incomprehensible to your human mind.

Truth is, only God knows where you began and where you will finish. Others may set their own expectations of you based upon their interpretation of your spiritual life.

Granted, it should be your goal to live like Christ each day, but it is not up to anyone else to relegate your spiritual walk.

With discernment, you can gauge whose words should have the greatest impact in your life.

In Romans chapter 8, Paul talks about the many transitions of Christians, and asks, if God be for you, who then, can condemn you?

Imperfect and Evolving

Regardless of what happens in your life, God is continually molding and shaping you into being more like Christ.

As long as you put God first and allow for the spiritual process, despite what comes your way or how others might choose to categorize you, you can trust in knowing that you are constantly evolving as a Christian.

Looking back at the key verse, it is clear that God mightily operates through you beyond comprehension.

You can allow your imperfections to touch the lives of others.

Each of us are flawed, but in reading Ephesians 3:20, we should keep in mind that God is always with us and works within us even when others might not be able to readily identify evidence of change.

As the saying goes, life is a journey, not a destination. Seeking God gives you the grace needed to accept your imperfections, not as barriers to your spiritual maturity, but as avenues towards spiritual maturity.

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