Sunday, August 13, 2006

Can a Christian expect to overcome their greatest failures and weaknesses?


Ρωμανος ~ Romanós said...

Trusting in God, who makes use even of our mistakes and failures, the Christian pilgrim presses on (Philippians 3:12-14), not looking back, not even judging oneself, leaving all judgment to Him, knowing that everything works out for the best for those who love Him (Romans 8:28). There is no loss with Jesus.

Trusting in God, who makes use of our weaknesses to train us for a weight of glory (2 Corinthians 4:7-12, 17) that is all out of proportion to them, we push against our weaknesses as a weight lifter pushes against the weights, to build spiritual muscle, until the Lord, our trainer, moves us to the next exercise.

In short, through Jesus Christ, all that binds us can and will be not only overcome but transformed, as we are changed through Him into the Image that we reflect (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Kenny said...

Romanos - thanks so much for this post. I'll meditate on it.

jose said...

I understand the context of this question to be this lifetime. Some may overcome their weakness. I'm convinced this is achieved by God's grace and practical methods of behavior/thinking modification. What I mean by God's grace is that God gives this gift to some and not others.

Otherwise, I like Romanós's response. I've heard it before, but I like the way he put it. "There is no loss with Jesus."