It seems that at times we imagine Jesus as God with skin on. But I think that fails to properly understand that Jesus was also fully human and experience everything it meant to be human. That means he would have had aches and pains. He would have dealt with emotions. He would have even had to address a desire to make the world all about him.
I'm not suggesting that Jesus misbehaved, or was anything than a great kid, teen, and later adult. But I think we sometimes fail to give ourselves room to be who God created us to be. Yes, being a teen can mean that you experience times when you are moody, no matter what you do to not be. Right now, I am moody. It isn't because I am a teenager, but because my dad just died. I'm not walking around sobbing or in tears. But I am a little touchy about things that don't always make sense. I'm not sinning. I'm not purposefully trying to be a jerk. I'm not disobeying God's laws. But I'm not the most wonderful person in the world right now. My point is that we need to accept that we aren't going to be the person who always smiles, always has a great day, is always thrilled to see everyone, and is loved and adored by everyone if we follow Jesus. Jesus wasn't that person either. He was fully human.
We need to understand that God did not create us to be God. God created us in His image to reflect and reveal His love. God created us to love and be loved. God created us to live in His Kingdom. We were created to be human; humans that loved God with everything, and loved other humans with the same passion. We will never be the same as God. We weren't meant to be.
Yet, we must realize that we can't be the humans God created us to be without God transforming us. The perfect picture of a Holy human is one who is healthy spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially. If we are unhealthy in any one of these 4 categories then it will impact the other 3 and make us less able to fully love and serve God. If we are tired we are more likely to succumb to sin. When we are tired our body can at times take action before our brain fully comprehends what is happening. Those actions may not be beneficial and may cause us harm even if they aren't sinful. Failing to be healthy prevents us from being the best resource for God we can be. It is for this reason that we need to systematically look for areas where we are not healthy and work with fellow church members, friends, and God to be transformed in these areas into a position of health.
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