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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Failure

What does it mean to think that God has a perfect plan for us? Perhaps it's the word "perfect" that troubles us. We're fallible and make so many mistakes. Immediately we think of our shortcomings and shake our heads. It's a trick! The plan isn't perfect because WE'RE perfect; the plan is perfect because GOD is perfect. Let's think about that plan. In Philippians 1:6, Paul told us God saved us and started a good work in us. Paul also wrote, in Eph 2:10, we are God's handiwork (or workmanship). The two verses before that tell us that we're saved by God's grace--we haven't earned it or deserved it. As soon as we say, "But wait! I'm not perfect! I fail," we have taken our attention off God and allowed Satan to distract us with wrong thinking. Don't let your imperfections and weaknesses hinder you. Renew your mind.