I was reading the following quote from C.S. Lewis today on a twitter feed called, CSLewisDaily.
“Be Ye Perfect” isn’t a command to do the impossible. Christ is going to make us creatures that can obey that command.
This command has not only given me sleepless nights very often, but has been a plague of insecurity. Instead, of seeing that HE WILL ACCOMPLISH THIS IN ME, I have so often looked into the impossibility of this reality and turned to desperation.
Perfection in Him has been placed in me. Therefore, life must continue to be a matter of submitting to His perfection, not trying to conjure up my own. Impossibility is not a call to despondency, but a lifestyle of comforting submission in Him. He is in control and in His control is my freedom.