Have you ever had those days where things just didn’t go the way you planned? You planned everything out so specifically and perfectly, yet nothing came out the way you wanted? It can be so easy to let those unplanned circumstances take control of your day and lead it to ruins. As life continues to be imperfect, do you find yourself more unproductive?
I have recently been busy with a couple of projects myself, and instead of it being a source of joy, it has given me a lot of burdens that have affected different areas of my life. Whenever something failed, I blamed myself for it and categorized myself as being “unproductive“. I continued to allow the burdens of the failures happening around me push me down to a point where I found myself having no more control to fix anything. I asked God, “God, I’m trying my best here, why is nothing coming out right when I did my best?” He then opened my eyes and I realized that life is never perfect, and when you depend on this so called “perfect life”, things start to get messy. We start to put the blame on ourselves, accusing ourselves of being unproductive when in reality, we did do our best. I realized from my situation that I was being productive enough, but I just needed to stop depending on a perfect life and depend on my perfect God. The lesson that I learned was a simple one:
A perfect life is not one that depends on a perfect life, but one that depends on a perfect God.
Despite our best efforts, there will always be things in life that are our of our control. However, even when life is not going the way we planned, we still have a perfect God who will make things perfect in his time and will. Depend on God, because our strength can only do so much in this world. This life that we live in is unstable, so if we depend on a unstable life, we will find ourselves being unstable. But God is a rock who stands firm and is stable. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow and his love for us will always be the same. When we depend on him, we will be able to stand firm and not stumble when we face problems. Psalm 18:2 says, “The lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” We have a God who is strong enough to hold us through this unstable life.
So now that we know the key to a perfect life, how do we make our perfect God a part of our imperfect life? The simple answer to this question is for us to make Jesus our perfect happiness and nothing else. Once we make Jesus our perfect happiness, everything else that fails will fade away in our life because we know that Jesus is more important. Even when things don’t go the way we want, we can still be happy because Jesus should be our only true happiness.
Don’t let your disappointments control your day; surrender all your burdens to the one who is best to take care of it. Nothing in life will ever be perfect so it is useless to rely on life to be perfect, but we can always rely on God to be perfect. Psalms 68:19 says, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” We can sing praise and have joy because we have a God who is able to bear our burdens and all we have to do is trust in him. Know that even through your failures and disappointments, God is still with you and everything will be ok.
Allow God to paint that perfect picture of happiness in your life. We all have our own definitions of what a perfect life is, but the truth is God is our perfect life. Nehemiah 8:10 says, “..do not grieve, for the joy of the lord is your strength.” Find God in your daily lives and make his joy be a part of your life. His happiness as yours will give you the strength to overcome any failure you face. I challenge all of you to seek God and allow him to dwell in your hearts. You will find a satisfying joy in your life that nothing else can compare to it. So remember, Jesus is the key to your perfect life.