Sin ruins everything.
It’s heartbreaking. But sometimes, my heart needs broken so Christ can fully escape. In moments like these, I don’t struggle with my ego. Instead of reflecting on God’s goodness, I hurl at my own nastiness.
My original plan this morning was to write a column. But now, I wonder why I even have the opportunity of doing it. To be honest, I practically told God to find someone else. It’s heartbreaking. I feel so distant from the hand of God because sin ruins everything.
Judas and Peter: two disciples of Jesus, two members of the last supper, two unique sets of characteristics, two failures. We would do well to assume a match to these two characters. As unwanted and heart-breaking as failure is, we cannot escape it—at least, that was the case of these two men.
It’s 5:30 am. The dumbbells remain on a rack inside the gym you’ve been planning on attending. Having the intention of working-out the next morning is easy right before bed. And then “buzz…buzz…buzz” rings the interrupter of dreams—night time dreams, as well as the dreams you have for your life—the alarm you set on your iPhone the previous night.
Just do it
When is the last time you went the opposite way of Nineveh? You know, the city that Jonah was supposed to visit for God? I would say that, if we were all honest, many of us skip-out on our intended destinations and then complain about them later. Thankfully, we don't end-up in large fishes!
Don’t let grace take the back seat, and definitely don’t let it wear a seat belt. If it asks for permission to drive, say yes. Giving grace the keys will stop any weariness.
Don’t worry, grace drives slow. It may stop many times along the way, so don’t have a busy schedule. It will change your life if you just take the time to let it freely move.
If it chooses to drive in the “wrong” lane, let it go. There are no limits to grace.