The Perfectness of the Imperfect World
“And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.”
The verse above is the prophecy of the kingdom age when the LORD reunites Israel and Judah and becomes the king to rule and reign the world. This verse is akin to Isaiah 65:25 which says, “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.” This is the day to which all Jews long to see. This day will be the perfect world for all because the LORD will be the One Who is in control.
However, we don’t live in the perfect world. We live in a world where the wolf and lamb don’t get along. We live in a world where the Jews are still scattered throughout the world. We live in a world where imperfect humans still reign. It would be nice to live in this perfect world, but what we often forget is the world in which we presently live is our perfect world if we accept and follow God’s will for our life.
Herein is the truth I want you to learn. Many people imagine living in the perfect world. The perfect world for some is the husband or father who is the boss of where he works and brings home enough money for the family to do whatever they want to do, but he’s also at every activity the children have and has time for everything his wife wants. The perfect world for some is the wife who keeps everything in its perfect order in the house, has the children under control, cooks gourmet meals every night, and is standing at the door with the children greeting the husband as he comes home from work. We could go on for a long time writing about what you think is the perfect world. It would be wonderful to have a perfect world, but we don’t. What we consider is our perfect world will never happen because it is impossible for this to happen.
What we don’t understand is that the imperfect world in which we live is our perfect world if we would stop living in the make-believe world we want everyone to live in. Many people have ruined their perfect world because of their unrealistic expectations of what they think is a perfect world. Many ladies dreamed of marrying a leader, but when their husband became a leader they didn’t like how he is much busier than most men. Children want the perfect father who never takes calls and shuts the world down when they are with them, but they don’t realize that they can do with their parents what they do because of who they are. All I’m trying to say is that we do have the perfect world, we just have see it that way.
My friend, you will destroy the world in which you live by constantly comparing your dream world to the world in which you live. You could enjoy your world if you would stop and realize that the people in your world are who they are because of their “imperfections.” The reason the husband is a leader is because he is highly driven and has to do some work when he is away. The reason the wife is strong-willed is because she has to make decisions at home when her husband is away. If you change what you don’t like, you will live in an imperfect world. My advice to you is to be content with who the LORD has given you. Stop trying to get people to conform to your perfect world and realize what makes them appealing to you is what you consider their flaw. If you accept people for who they are, you will begin to enjoy and see that your imperfect world is really your perfect world.