WE JUST CAN'T DO IT!
by Pastor Robert V. Shipman, Sr. | May 18, 2010Colossians 1:12 ...Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
Ever had those days when you feel like you just don't measure up? You just don't feel like you are what everyone else thinks you are; strong, confident, always on top of your game, always winning. Would you even admit that there are days that you didn't feel so saved? Ha! When days like that come, reach back and realize that you really didn't make your life what it is, God did.
God has "made us fit" to take part in a life with His children of light. Really! God knows that none of us can be what He wants us to be, so "He" is always processing us. "He" is always adjusting us. "He" is always "making us fit" to take part in the life that He has given to us. We have two areas in life that can drag us into apathy or into paralysis: one is not being able to meet the expectations that others have of us, and the second is not being able to live up to the expectations that we have of ourselves.
Our moments of inadequacy do not normally last throughout life, but they are specific times when we are vulnerable and subject to the mental and emotional stresses that Satan--through whatever means he uses--throws into the path of our lives. The Scripture teaches that "we have been made fit (KJV = meet) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light." So let's take a minute and thank God for what He did and does for us. Let's thank Him for doing what we cannot do for ourselves.
Lord, thank you for saving me and for making me to grow.
Lord thank you for looking beyond my faults and for working on my soul.
Lord, I didn't start my day in fellowship with You, but thank You for staying with me.
Lord I don't feel as strong as I should, but thanks for using even this to make me what you want me to be.
Lord, I should have known what to say during that conversation yesterday, but thank you for developing in me the need for the wisdom of your Word.
Lord, I thought this sickness would keep me from serving you, but thank you, that in my weakness, your strength is made perfect.
God is at work in you. Let yourself live in the work that He is doing. You cannot do anything to qualify yourself as a child of God, you can only surrender to what the Father is making you to be in Christ. Give God glory for the work that He has done.