A Flawed Man

From Joseph: This post originally featured on The Story of Hope a year ago. Today, I’m reminded of God’s amazing grace in my life – the grace that’s transformed a sinner like me. It felt appropriate to re-post it today and encourage your journey of grace and hope too.

I’m a flawed man – oh, that much I know.

Everyday is a spiritual battle; to believe, to trust, to hope. My natural man cannot cope with any attempt on holiness and grace. Hence, I must train it.

Sometimes, life feels like a fierce battle (it is!). But quitting is not an option; the battle has been won. I must keep training, working out my spiritual muscles and trusting the Coach. He’s got my back.

Image courtesy of Simon Howden FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of Simon Howden FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I’m not perfect – oh, that much I know.

Attaining perfection appeared an endless mountain I must climb, a summit I could never reach in my finite state.

Like Paul, there were times I felt that nothing good could come out of me except all that points to my humanity and errors. But thanks be to God, His grace has taught me better.

Perfection is not how I see it, but how He defines it. That’s a huge consolidation because His grace makes all things possible.

I’m work in progress – oh, that much I know

Christ has redeemed me from my depraved nature. I’m no longer under the law but under grace. A finished product now? By no means, but I’m work in progress in His hands.

Like a potter moulds the clay, He shapes my character, mindset, actions and attitude daily. When He sees a rough edge in me (and there are many), He beats me into shape again. Oh the pain and joy of His love! Oh the wonder of surrender!!

A flawed man in the hands of a perfect God… and I’m grateful

I’m a flawed man in the hands of a perfect God; found by grace, saved from sin and redeemed for glory.

I may not be perfect, yet. But God is and His Word is. That’s enough for me.

I’m a flawed man in the hands of a perfect God… that’s all I need and I’m grateful for it.

What emotions are awakened in your heart when you ponder God’s amazing grace over your life?

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Beautiful thoughts. Following Christ surely means yielding to His power within us which manifests Him in our lives. Tradition and doctrine teaches that we continue in sin. But the Word says, ‘2co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,…..’. Christianity is serious business. And if you are moving inch perfect (like the term…lol) then I am moving microbial perfect. But for the first time in my life of much Christian tradition and experience, I finally understand the possibilities.

  • Powerful and beautiful words.
    When I think of God’s grace I am in awe, I am humbled and I am hungry for more!

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