There’s a wonderful scene in A Wrinkle in Time where the story’s mentor, Mrs. Whatsit, is giving advice before a hard experience:
“Meg, I give you your faults.”
“My faults!” Meg cried.
“But I’m always trying to get rid of my faults!”
“Yes,” Mrs. Whatsit said. “However, I think you’ll find they’ll come in very handy on Camazotz.”
I read this book as a child, but the meaning never sunk in for me. Maybe God doesn’t need us to be perfect. He’s ready to use who we are, right now, and can use all of us, even the parts we don’t like - maybe especially our faults.
My faults don't discount me from doing God's work. I always strive to do to the good works to please God, but what if I am accomplishing God's work through both what I consider accomplishments, and also through my faults?
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
What are your faults? Can you trust God to redeem them?
How have you seen God work through your mistakes?