I say it all the time, even though God has delivered me from so many things, there are STILL things I need Him to deliver me from. With all the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding God has blessed me with; there are still things that cause me to stumble. Then with all the good works I do for the Lord, I know there’s still MORE I could be doing. I must admit sometimes it is a bit frustrating to continue to stumble, especially when I know what’s right. However, when I fall short it is only a reminder that I’m NOT perfect and that I need God to help me daily-I will NEVER be bigger than God.
Then when I learn of a new need and feel compelled to do MORE, it keeps me in remembrance that my sole purpose here on earth is to not just do what pleases me but to GLORIFY the Lord. God said it Himself in Isaiah 43:7 (New King James Version), “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My Glory, I have formed him, yes, I have made Him. When we help and fill the needs of others we allow God’s glory to shine through us; and there will always be a need of sort present in our homes, churches, and communities.
You see, no matter how much knowledge we obtain or how many good works we do, as long as we are here on earth the work of a TRUE follower of Christ is never done. There’s always room for improvement, always room for elevation-there’s always more. Philippians 1:6 (NKJV) even assures us that God will complete every good work in us until the return of Jesus Christ. This means each day, if we walk with God, He will improve us and make us better, until Christ comes back for the saints. So in the midst of all your imperfections and room for improvement I encourage you, DON’T get frustrated and ultimately give up. Just continue to put in the WORK, allowing God to move you closer and closer toward perfection each day. And remember, our work will not be complete until Christ comes back!
Now there’s much work in the Lord to be done….So let’s WORK IT!
-To God be the Glory
*Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.