I think a lot of times we forget that Jesus was human, and thus, He fully understands the human condition. Sure, He was—and is—the only perfect being to walk the earth, but we know that even He was tempted. There’s this rather pervasive idea that we as Christians need to be perfect, something that is obviously impossible and only sets us up for failure. God didn’t call us to do that, of course; instead, it’s some weird weight we’ve put upon ourselves. I’m here to tell you—and me—it needs to stop! Right here, right now. Being a Jesus-follower is a beautiful, wonderful blessing all on its own. We don’t need to busy ourselves with needless hoops to jump through in order to satisfy our own flawed vision of Christianity. The heart of Christ will manifest itself differently in every single person. Most of the time, the spiritual battles people are fighting are internal, struggles that can’t be seen outwardly. We can’t know the hell our fellow Christians are enduring, but we can choose not to add to their pain; instead, we can offer our own weaknesses to the throne of grace.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.Hebrews 4:15-16 NIV