You can't fake an impure heart. Make sure your heart is clean and pure and your thoughts will follow.
"Perfect" in biblical terms = complete. That is what is meant when, as a Christian, you have a perfect heart or perfect understanding of Christ.
You must spend time reflecting on yourself so you can know yourself, learn what to change and possibly see how others see you.
According to Doug Luffborough (www.dougluff.com), there are 3 chairs in life:
- The Chair of The Quitter: someone who is depressed, stuck, broken down by others and just not going anywhere
- The Chair of the Camper: Someone who allows the current become their lifestyle. They don't work to challenge themselves further. They found a comfy spot and are just camping out.
- The Chair of the Climber: This is someone who is not content to just be at status quo or do just enough. This is the person that is always reaching for more, looking to grow greater and climb higher.
Be like the moon and reflect the SON.
And last, I was given the privilege to counselor a new friend as he obtained his blue Rag. Marlon (pictured), is a San Diego YMCA employee. After spending time in reflection with him, I found him to be a wonderful young man just on the cusp of his YCMA career.