Made In Perfection
Updated: Mar 10
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"Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our own image, according to Our likeness, let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Genesis 1:26-27
For those of you who are new here, my name is Courtney Moore and I am the creator of this here blog. I took a slight sabbatical from writing, hence the reason why you may see a gap in between publications. It seems I didn't have much to write...
Not saying I didn't have much to say, I just didn't have a whole lot to write. I had a lot to think though. A whole lot to think actually. It seems that even though I couldn't seem to stream together paragraphs for your viewing pleasure, my stream of consciousness didn't get the memo that I had what people like to call "writer's block". See, my mind decided that it didn't want to write, it wanted to think. It wanted to weave words into the folds of my brain matter. It didn't want to leave any evidence of the constant question and answer portion of my reasoning it just wanted to... think.
Think... Think... Contemplate... Think... Ponder... Think... Question... Question... Question...
I have a question?
If God made me in His image, why do I only see myself through the lens of imperfection?
Is it that we deem God insufficient? Is it because we do not deem ourselves worthy of his perfect design?
See these are the questions my mind has been asking and it seems that for this question God decided to lift the fog, to unblock the block if you will, so that I may ask this fascinating question. Why, if in the beginning, He made me in His Own image.... do we only see imperfection?
Your, first response may be that "we are born in sin" (Psalms 51:5) so because we are, by nature, sinful because of the fall of man, how can we be perfect?
For this, my answer is easy. Being born into sin does not nullify the fact that God created you perfect.
Let's break this down...
His Design Does Not Change
When I posed the question, I began be emphasizing the point that God made us perfect. I say that because He did, in fact, make us perfect. How did I come to that conclusion you may ask? Genesis chapter one versus twenty six and twenty seven. That's How.
When you mosey on down to the beginning of it all you'll find something called the creation story. In it, we find, after God has spoken your favorite flower and everything else we needed to live into existence, He created man. He does so by saying these key words. "Let US make man in OUR OWN IMAGE."
Now if this has successfully gone over your head let me elaborate.
When God says " Let Us make man in Our Own image", He modeled human beings after an all supreme and exclusively perfect God. When he decided to make us in His image, He made us, by default, PERFECT, because God is without a doubt PERFECT. He has no spots, no blemishes, He makes no mistakes and He cannot lie. He by nature is the perfection of all perfections.
So, when He made the decision to model His own creation after Himself (when he did not have to do so) it was literally impossible to create you anything less than perfect because doing so would deem God imperfect. So, because we are created in the image of God, we were created perfect and are a reflection of a perfect God.
When God thought of you before your mama and daddy got together to do the grown folks boogie, His design for you was perfect. He specifically designed your character, your demeanor, and your mannerism in such a way that would intentionally reflect the image of His perfection!
But here is what sucks... because of the fall of Adam and Eve, are perception of God's design is tainted. God's original design for us never changed, but our understanding of His design has.
Change Your Perception
Instead of seeing ourselves in the reality of who God has made us to be, we often see imperfection and insecurity. We label ourselves as not good enough, not smart enough, or unworthy of the spaces God has placed us in. We hide behind excuses, traumas, and heartache because the world has made us think that there are qualifications that need to be met before you can change the world.
But what I am learning is that the only criteria that I need to meet is to change my perception and comprehension of God's creation. Once you become aware that He has given you everything that you need pertaining to LIFE and GODLINESS you will stop putting so much pressure on imperfection. Imperfection is not something that God was concerned about when He made us because He knew us before we were a reality. He knew that we would fall, and He knew that we wouldn't always get the answer right. But He still created you perfectly.
So, change your perception of His creation. Learn to stop allowing the world to color your view and start painting the world with His word. Assign a color to each declaration and brighten up the lens with each word that He has ever spoken and inspired. If it didn't come from Him, keep that color off of your paint brush.
You already know what happens when you mix muddy colors with vibrant hues...
Reality is, we were made perfectly, but because we are human tainted by sin we are going to act imperfectly. But that doesn't change God's design. Just because we may not always read the manual doesn't mean the product is faulty. It means you need to go back and read the manual.
Don't be afraid to ask the creator of your mannerisms how and for what purpose you were created. Never feel ashamed for calling the architect and getting clarity on the structure. If you don't, you'll continue to go through life thinking that God made a mistake when he formed you. You will forever remain convinced that a perfect God made a mistake in the design when reality is, He didn't.
Ask the questions my mind has been pondering.
Challenge the thoughts that deem you unworthy.
Don't submit to imperfect ways of thinking.
God made you with perfection in mind.
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