Being discouraged for “frequently falling into foolish actions.” (JSH 1:28)
Man, I can relate to Joseph on this one.
It is frustrating to fall short again and again. To see the gap between what you should do and what you actually do.
But God doesn’t have a prerequisite of perfection to do His work.
“God uses imperfect people in imperfect situations to do His perfect will.” (David Young) It’s how it has always been.
“Jacob was a cheater.
Peter was a tempter.
David had an affair.
Noah got drunk.
Jonah ran from God.
Paul was a murderer.
Gideon was insecure.
Martha was a worrier.
Thomas was a doubter.
Sarah was impatient.
Abraham was old.
Lazarus was dead.” (Vetus Ordo)
And yet, those things did not define these people. Christ did.
And so, God’s work continued forward through them. His strength continued in their weakness.
“Imperfect people are all God has ever had to work with. That must be terribly frustrating to Him, but He deals with it.”JEFFREY HOLLAND
The point was never “I can’t,” but that Christ can.
And as we continually humble ourselves and turn to Him, as Joseph did, “God has a work for [us] to do.” (JSH 1:33)
God’s Grace was sufficient for Joseph.
And it is sufficient for you.
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