There is only one who is perfect and I am not Him. Yet, those that witness my Christian life somehow expect me to immediately be perfect. How people can deduce just from mere association with Christ that I am automatically and instantly perfect, I will never know. Just because I might be associated with Michael Jordan does not mean I have all his characteristics as well as his championships.

In my relationship with Jesus, I still must work-out my salvation (Philippians 2:12). This is not a bed of roses. I am imperfect. I still struggle, fall and hurt others in the process. But there are lessons to be learned if I will learn them and forgiveness to be had and a future to grasp. With Christ, my association is different from everybody else. Christ dwells within me and every believer by the power of His Holy Spirit. Because of this difference, His Perfection can be displayed as an out-right instant miracle or His Perfection can be a development of our bodies, minds and souls.

Anything that is perfect is found in God. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1:17) Christ's very life for us was perfect for everything we need. His righteousness is perfect for our entry into the presence of Father God and His Heaven. I could go on and on with all the attributes of God's character, pointing out the perfection in each, but you get the picture - He is the Perfect One.

I received and still receive my victories from and through Christ's Perfection. There will never be a time where I will be perfect. Even in my glorified body there will be room for improvement. Again, the only one Perfect is God. However, He is the Perfect inhabitant making us more like Him from Glory to Glory or Perfection To Perfection.