Don’t ever forget that your job is less about being a perfect depiction of Christ, and more about being a flawed human trying to follow the only perfect being.
After all- Jesus didn’t come down to earth and strike us with His mighty power, seeking vengeance against all who had turned away- He humbled Himself and came as what we all consider the ultimate weak vessel- a baby. (Philippians 2:5-8)
Don’t think that your struggles are a punishment for disobedience, or lack of value.
– Jesus took your penalty and ended all punishment when He died for you on the cross. It’s paid. It’s finished. You are redeemed. Celebrate that! (Romans 3:22)
Don’t forget that you are where you are for a reason. There is a plan and a purpose for your life (Jeremiah 29:11), and our Creator is in control.
– He is ever so present and able. But His plan is sovereign. He not only sees yesterday and today, but tomorrow too. We can give thanks in all things (1 Thessalonians 5:18), knowing that God is in control and He knows what He is doing.
I am a far from perfect person, and I am humbled daily by my mistakes and struggles. One of my biggest struggles in life has been anxiety, but God continues to save me from it daily. This song, by MercyMe, spoke to my heart one day- That God is able and faithful. But if His will is not mine, I’d rather live through anything I’m dealing with. My hope is in HIM alone.
Even If- MercyMe
Sometimes you lose some
And right now, right now I’m losing bad
I’ve stood on this stage night after night
Reminding the broken it’ll be alright
But right now, oh right now I just can’t
When there’s nothing to bring me down
But what will I say
When I’m held to the flame
Like I am right now
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul