Oswald Chambers wrote, “It is the work that God does through us that counts, not what we do for Him.”
These words are such that I am reminding myself of a lot these days. You see, I start measuring success so easily. I set up standards and then feel like a failure so often. With my limited vision, I feel like I am of no use to God. I forget that God isn’t expecting miracles of me. That He isn’t expecting a performance from me.
You see, I do all that. I expect to be able to do more, to be better. I expect myself to be something completely different. And maybe you do this at times, too?
But here’s the thing. Grace sets us all standing on the same line. Not one of us is better or worse than the other. No matter where we have been or even where we are right now. We are all equal in the eyes of God — and that means we can all be equally used by God. Therefore it isn’t our best performance that God wants. Rather, God wants your heart. And my heart. Just as they are. With all our flaws and shortcomings. But also our skills and talents and the beauty within us.
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” (Philippians 1:6 NLT)
So today, friend? Remind yourself that God wants your heart. See the ways that He is pursuing your heart, all day today. In those sweet moments and the bittersweet ones. God wants your heart — because He wants you.
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