Two conversations in the last week have me pondering something that’s a bit of an epidemic problem in the church. Both of these people told me of how far away they feel from God, how much they fail, and how many things they need to work on.
The essence of their comments came from the false belief that they weren’t doing enough – or being enough – to please God.
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Ugh. How often do you believe this lie?
I’m now on Week #5 since my finger surgery and I probably have another 2-4 weeks until I can type semi-normally. So, rather than typing, I mounted my phone on my dashboard, hit the red button, and recorded this 3-minute video…
…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
II Peter 1:5-8
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
[reminder]What can you do to focus on the ‘next right thing?'[/reminder]