God Uses Mistakes - Tuesday's Dose - 1st October 2013

Tuesday's Dose - 1st October 2013

Uses Mistakes   

Each time he said, "My gracious favor is all you need. My power
works best in your weakness." So now I am glad to boast about
my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me.
- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT) .

God blesses those who realize their need for him, for the Kingdom
of Heaven is given to them. - Matthew 5:3 (NLT).

We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real
power comes from God and not from us.  - 2 Corinthians 4:7(CEV).

I once worked for a few years as the secretary of my church.
There are many good reasons why a church secretary should
not be a member of the church He serves. The congregation works
overtime proofing his work. No matter how hard I tried, inevitably a
mistake would surface in the bulletin or newsletter. (This was in
the days before spell-check.)

One day, seeing I was nearly at the end of my endurance,
my pastor spoke to me. "How do you know God is not using you
through your mistakes? This might be His way of keeping you
humble."   This opened up a new way of looking at my mistakes.
If I were perfect, I might be looking for a better-paying job rather
than trying to improve the level of expertise I possessed. Our
greatest weakness can become our greatest strength if we allow
it to drive us closer to the Lord. In perfection, pride raises its
head. If a tiny imperfection creeps in, we defend it rather than
learning from it.

This is not to say we are to accept our mistakes and do nothing
about them, but we are to try to correct them with God's help.
When God works through us, there's never any doubt about to
Whom the credit is given.

Prayer:  Our Loving Heavenly Father, mould us, as You would
common clay, into vessels that will reflect Your light. Remove
our pride and use our mistakes to make us better Christians.
Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully,
In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Tuesday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team


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