Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

What God Taught Me While Editing a Video

Last week, I posted a video on Instagram of my daughter playing Amazing Grace, missing her cue but quickly recovering to complete the song.

What inspired the post wasn’t the clip per se but the message the Holy Spirit dropped in my heart while trying to ‘edit out’ her mistake before posting the video.

It’s no secret that we are naturally wired to hide our vulnerabilities from others. We want to consistently present what we want others to see; usually our ‘faultless’ selves.

None of us is without flaws

The Holy Spirit reminded me it’s OK to be vulnerable and allow others see us in our moments of weakness. That’s what makes us humans; imperfect, yet beautiful in every way.

It’s not necessarily wisdom or strength of character to always project a self-assured image while we struggle inwardly.

Sometimes, we simply must embrace our imperfections on our way to personal growth and realise when it’s time to ask for help.

And we will make mistakes in life (yes, get over your ‘perfect’ self), but we must learn from them.

In the end, none of us is without flaws.

Be willing to ask for and accept help

One of the biggest weakness of our generation is our natural unwillingness to ask for or accept help. Not when there is ChatGPT, right?

I’ll ever remain awe-struck by God’s design for the Christian life, though borne by personal conviction, to be lived out in community.

One of the potent weapons of the devil in our days against Christ followers is the ideology of isolationism, adamantly convinced we are stronger alone, rather than plug into a community of faith.

Remember, if iron no longer sharpens iron, we become blunt. Ecclesiastes 10:10 says,

If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge, he must use more strength, but wisdom helps one to succeed.

Don’t do life on your own; surround yourself with Christ-minded and purpose-aligned encouragers.

There is both beauty and power in our vulnerability

I wanted to cut out my daughter’s ‘miscue’ on the piano and make her look both picture and tone perfect.

The intention was harmless but the Holy Spirit reminded me how

Let down your guard today because there is both beauty and power in your vulnerability.

Heavenly and earthly help comes to those who recognize their limitation with outstretched hands, willing to receive God’s divine provision of amazing grace, often disguised in so many different ways around us.

P.S. In the end, I posted the unedited clip of her video. And it turned out just perfect in many eyes and hearts. Take a look for yourself…

Photo by Lorenzo Spoleti on Unsplash.

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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