Recently, I was struggling with an important decision. It was tearing me apart as I was allowing the lies of the enemy to compromise what I know to be true. I was lamenting to a trusted and wise friend that my fear was I would get it wrong. My friend said to me, “D’Anna, what if you do get it wrong?” It was then that I remembered that Jesus’ gift of salvation does not come with a qualifier that I get it all right. If my performance was a qualification, that would mean I have some responsibility for my salvation and in my eyes, I would never be enough. How exhausting that would be!
Thankfully, I can take no credit for my eternal destiny. Any good work I do is as a result of the Holy Spirit’s presence, not my power. I cannot even take credit for faith, for it is from God, as well. (Ephesians 2:8).
Are you wrestling with getting something wrong today? Has the idea of not being perfect or falling short thrown a dark disguise over the veil of truth that is meant to set you free? (John 8:32). I pray if you find yourself here, you take the hand of truth today.
Father, I repent of the times I fail to believe. Help me and my friend remember that you and your promises are the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) AMEN.