by, May 13th 2009 at 07:01 PM (963 Views)
I got to thinking, it's very easy to look at ourselves and think that we'll be ready to serve God, once we've got that one specific thing out of our lives. That specific thing might be a thought pattern, it might be a behaviour pattern, it might be a specific sin we are very conscious of.
So we fight on and on and on against it, praying for help to overcome whatever it is, and in the meantime we're just waiting for victory over it so we can get on with serving God more fully.
But if we follow that path we end up never actually getting on with the serving. When there are things like this in our lives God needs to break them away from us, and when one area is defeated another will come to light, and then another, and so on. For as long as we are human we are imperfect.
When we realise that some of the great names of the Bible - Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Ezekiel, Peter, Paul - were all mortal men and therefore all sinned, if God can use them then God can use us if we are only willing to obey.
The only person who ever walked this earth without committing any sin at all was Jesus Christ. What God is seeking is that we obey him and walk with him, not that we are perfect before we begin the walk in earnest.