As a believer we make it our aim to please God. However, we sometimes miss the target. We must accept the fact that we can never totally please God every day and in every way. For whatever reason, we’ll do something that is totally off-target – totally contrary to pleasing Him.
Romans 3:23 (NLT) “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.”
Yes, due to our sin nature, we fall short. However, we must accept this fact and get right back up after a fall and make it our mission to continue to please Him in all that we do.
What have you done recently that wasn’t pleasing to God? Let this question marinate and give your answer to God. Your answer may be convoluted and may even be multi-faceted. It may not be a simple answer.
Galatians 5:7-8 (NLT) “You were running the race so well. Who has held you back from following the truth? It certainly wasn’t God, for he is the one who called you to freedom.”
What went wrong? This question is personal and unique to your situation or circumstances. Therefore, before you answer, think about your life, your most recent step back from pleasing God. Until you can get to the bottom of what went wrong, what put you into your circumstances, you stand the chance of repeating the same mistakes. Pray! Talk to God! Ask God: “What is your plan for me?”
Acts 22:10 (NIV) “What shall I do, Lord?”
“God is not a God of fill-in the banks. He will tell you exactly His plans for you. God’s plans for you are: personal, practical, and perfect. The most important thing in life is to discover God’s plans and purpose for your life.” – Pastor V.S. Brice
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