To be honest…
Some days I get so frustrated with myself for not being the person I want to be. Being me, I mess up, then start throwing accusing questions at myself.
Why can’t I get my life figured out?
Why did I do such an awful job at work today?
Why can’t I live up to everyone’s expectations?
Why can’t I live up to my own expectations?
I can so relate to the Apostle Paul when he writes in Romans 7:15, “…what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do.”
Cue the sickening feelings of guilt, insufficiency, and sinfulness. Right?
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” – Romans 8:1
This is one of my favorite Bible verses ever. Are you serious? No condemnation???
I’m floored by the fact that the God who looks into my heart and knows my sins even better than I do is the One who loves me with such passion and faithfulness. This incredible love compelled Him to take on Himself the full punishment for my sins. He received all of my condemnation on the cross.
God isn’t calling me to beat myself up over my failures… He’s already been beaten for me.
I can’t let my shortcomings define me. Christ defines me. Yes, I will sin… but I’ll take that sin to God, repent, and walk away from it, travelling on in the amazing grace He gives.
Praise God, I can walk in freedom!
Will you do the same?
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.