Thursday, May 9, 2013

Accepted With Warts, Wrinkles, and Wanderings

I am so glad that my God chose me apart from any merit on my part or works that I had or will ever accomplish. I am thankful that He chose me with all of my flaws and all of the things that I would ever mess up. And I am thankful that it is Him that has promised to work in and through me to conform me into the image of His Son and make me adequate for His service.

Every single one of us makes mistakes, and every single one of us has our times even of rebellion. Beating ourselves up over them is a huge waste of time. God knows how to take all of this and turn it for His good. This is where we need to take our eyes off of ourselves and place our trust fully in Him.

Today in “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young (5/9)

Don’t be so hard on yourself. I can bring good even out of your mistakes. Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of time and energy, needing only to frustration. Instead of floundering in the past, release your mistakes to Me. Look to Me in trust, anticipating that My infinite creativity can leave both good choices and bad into a lovely design.

Because you are human, you will continue to make mistakes. Thinking that you should live an error-free life is symptomatic of pride. Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for other people in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on Me. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes. Trust Me, and watch to see what I will do.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7

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