When you say that you are a Christian there is a huge pressure from a world that now expects perfection from you. There is a magnifying glass on your life because people are curious what this Jesus thing is about.
Yes we are ambassadors for God, here to shine a light that points to Him BUT, that pressure can have you put unrealistic expectations on yourself. As you are growing in God these sins will each peel off layer by layer like an onion. Though, as long as we’re on this earth we’ll never be sinless.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24
Sometimes when you feel like you keep messing up and you feel the pressure of a world who expects you to be perfect just because you’re a Christian, you can end up feeling like a failure who can’t face God, can’t open your Bible, can’t seem to pray like you once did before.
The perfection that the world is looking for can only be found in Jesus. God tells us that we ALL fall short, we ALL sin. But when we accept the sacrifice that Jesus made for us and begin a relationship with our creator, God doesn’t look down and see our mistakes or how many times we fell.
He looks down and sees the righteousness of Jesus. We are as white as snow to him because Jesus took all of our sin past and future and he took the punishment for us.
You don’t have to be perfect, you’re forgiven and free! Live in that freedom, people will see it, even when you aren’t perfect. Give yourself the grace that God abundantly gives.