By the time I was 26 years old I had made enough of a mess of my life that I was able to admit the need for divine intervention. As I get older I learn more and more of what a mess I was making in other lives as well. We are often so self absorbed that we tend to want to justify everything we’ve done and blame others for our bad actions. So, to all of my family, co-workers and friends I extend my sincerest apology.
All of these years later I’ve been trying to “right this ship”. And I know that even now I’m often more interested in my own welfare than the good of others. This is the battle I face every morning. My mind swirls with all of the issues of life on my plate and so, I now turn it all over to the One who has saved me and continues to sustain me. I know now that I was saved to serve so, I put myself in situations where I can be of help.
What’s truly amazing is what God does with a person who admits their short-comings and turns their life over to Him. He gives us a vision for what life could be like and let’s us taste some of that goodness everyday. We may not be directly responsible for keeping anyone from repeating our mistakes but, we can decide to bless everyone we encounter.
“From my distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and set me in a large place. The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?” Psalm 118:5-6 NASB