And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; but I obtained mercy because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. (I Timothy 1:12-14 NKJV)
God made you fit for the job. Yes, He made you fit for the job.
If your experience in life is something similar to mine or to Paul’s, you probably feel like you are the last person on earth that God could trust with His intentions and plans. Your past life and terrible mistakes sometimes make you wonder “what good you could possibly be to a people needing someone to guide or lead them to the perfection of Love – the resemblance of Christ.
Now, your heart is set on the things of Christ, hungry for more of Him, in possession of a praiseworthy and noble desire to be an active part of what God is doing on earth, to make a difference and do some good, and yet you still doubt if you are worthy of such a commendable life.
Here is the good news, He has made you into what you do not deserve to be, the kind of desires and intentions you do not merit He has given you to carry in your heart. The kind of dreams and aspirations you never thought you are worthy of carrying He has used it to beautify you, that my dear friends is grace, He has allowed it to flow to you in abundance. Why?
Because you are now in a place where you are complete, in Christ. The faith you need to accept in practically real terms that you are a new person is there, the love you need upon which you can build as much good as you aspire is there.
Those things you are experiencing that make it clear to you that you are changing and becoming something beautiful is proof that indeed you are no longer the man you used to be.
That is God saying “I trust you to be this new person, that is why I have made it possible for you to be this new person. These are signs that I have put what it takes in you.
So be yourself. Be this new person because I have made you capable.”
O LORD COME SOON.