This morning, I happened to read something that I did not agree with. My initial reaction was not good and thoughts of judgement flooded my mind. Conviction quickly hit my heart. God reminded me of these verses:
“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
After being convicted, I had no desire to write anything for this blog. I especially didn’t want to write about how I was this ugly judgmental person, BUT once again God always directs me to the right path. He brought to mind these verses:
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
The fact is I’m weak. I don’t always act the way I’m suppose to act and I don’t always do what I’m suppose to do. I mess up a lot and it’s obvious from these posts I write. However, my weaknesses do not define me it’s Christ who defines me. He has made me into a new creation. I will mess up but in my weakness Christ’s power is made perfect.
We all screw up and do things, say things, think things we shouldn’t but it is when we turn from that and trust God we become a witness to others. Following Jesus isn’t about having it all together, it’s realizing we are weak and we need him and letting others see him through us.